Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Kalama Sutta

Do not simply believe what you hear just because you have heard it for a long time.

DO not follow tradition blindly merely because it has been practiced in that way for many generations.

Do not be quick to listen to rumors.

Do not confirm anything just because it agrees with your scriptures.

Do not foolishly make assumptions.

Do not abruptly draw conclusions by what you see and hear.

Do not be fooled by outward appearances.

Do not old on tightly to any view or idea just because you are comfortable with it.

DO no accept as fact anything that you yourself find to be logical.

Do not be convinced of anything out of respect and deference to your spiritual teachers.

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