Buddha – Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it

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.
~ Buddha ~
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. - Lord Buddha
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. – Lord Buddha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the Chinese Version:
不要相信只凭听说的任何事物。
不要相信世世代代流传下来的传统。
不要因为众人都这么说而相信它。
不要因为经典上的记载而相信它。
不要相信权威、导师或长辈的教导。
当你经过观察和分析后,
认为事物与原则一致,
并有助于个人和大家的善行与利益,
才接受实行。

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