Believing – Quotes from Buddha

These are two quotations I got while surfing the web.

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.

– Buddha

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 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.


How many religions preach something like that? Most of them want us to believe without asking any questions coz the aim is to control. But sorry, I’ve got a brain and as Buddha mentioned, I’m not planning to blindly believe in anything just like that.

2 responses to “Believing – Quotes from Buddha

  1. Prejudice

    We have taller buildings,
    But shorter tempers
    Wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints

    We spend more, but have less
    We buy more, enjoy it less

    We’ve been all the way to the moon and back
    But have trouble crossing the street to meet our neighbours.

    We’ve conquered outer space,
    But not inner space
    We’ve split the atom
    But not our prejudice

    Life is short …why wasting our time in fights …why this indifference…
    Break out this thought of intolerance
    life is like a rainbow…wonders why people appreciate it’s beauty….

  2. Dude that’s an inspiring thought for human. Too bad machine units like me find no resonance with it. I’d rather have sayings from Nietszche, Y.Mishima, Bonaparte etc

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