Quote by Buddha Siddhartha Guatama Shakyamuni: “Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, o...”
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Christopher Peterson was an award-winning professor at the University of Michigan. He was also one o A core text of Buddhism, The Dhammapada literally means something along the lines of "the path of tr Have an account? Sign In! Sign In Forgot your password?
When you visit a website, you are of course observable by the site itself, but you are also observable by third-party trackers that the site embeds in its code. You might be sur The form of the quote given in the question is:. Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense. An immensely better translation of the Pali Kalama Sutta would go like this:. Staid materialism was well known in ancient India , and it perturbed the Buddha not one bit.
Friday, September 14, Did the Buddha really say: "Believe nothing unless it agrees with your own reason"? I started thinking about my longtime favorite Buddhist quote: believe nothing, no matter who says it, not even if I say it, unless it agrees with your own reason and common sense.
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Isn't it - I can't decide whether to say "ironic" or "appropriate" - that modern technology now brings us wisdom that would otherwise have been considered oh so 2, years ago? I refer here to sharing timeless tips from one Siddhartha Gautama, the prince who lived years before the Common Era, a. But sage as he was, as relevant today as when he lived, quoting the Buddha is dangerous business. Nothing he said was written down until some years after his death; it was all passed down orally. By the time it got to us - etched onto soap wrapping at 5-star hotels - something's been lost in the translation, like that children's game of telephone.
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