16 May 2008

Believe - The Buddha Way

"Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions only because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it."

-- Gautama Siddharta

10 comments:

rimafauzi said...

gosh,, this is deep!
i love this gautama guy. he rocks (in a good way)
now, if only everybody thinks along the way of this, the world might be a better place to live for when the people of the twelve colonies finally gets here. lol

Rob Baiton said...

Maybe the cylons are already among us and "prepping" us for the coming invasion!

This is the key to the whole quote for me..."But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it."

Just trying to promote some thought about how we might find or create some peace and harmony in our ailing world!

JennieSBev.com said...

Thanks, Rob, if you don't mind, I'd like to copy and paste it for my blog. I'm sure it's already in the so-called "public domain" territory. :)

Rob Baiton said...

Jennie...

Go for it!

I think well and truly in the public domain...

The only person you need to give credit to here is Gautama Siddharta :D

Jakartass said...

I can't believe you posted this quote.

GJ said...

Now if only people practised this!!! What a place the world could be.

Cheers
Rob

Rob Baiton said...

J...

Why is it a fake or something? The sentiment, I think, is a good one...

Jakartass said...

Sorry, I didn't think this smiley ;-) was needed.

Rob Baiton said...

J...

Which smiley?

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