When you know for yourselves

Do not rely upon what has been acquired by repeated tradition; nor upon lineage; nor upon rumour; nor upon what is handed down in the teachings; nor upon logic; nor upon inference; nor upon a consideration of reasons; nor upon a delight in speculation; nor upon appearances; nor upon respect for your teacher.

Kalmas, when you know for yourselves: These things are unskilful; these things are blameable; these things are censured by the wise; undertaken and observed, these things lead to harm and suffering, then abandon them. ~ Buddha

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2 thoughts on “When you know for yourselves

  1. I love this, Debra!

    Our hearts are a far better compass than any external measure.

    • Sorry for late replies….yes our hearts are better compasses…when we listen to them.

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