Friday, January 14, 2011
What Buddha Suggested
Do not be led by hearsay
or by what is handed down by tradition
or by what people say,
or by what is stated by.the authority of your traditional teachings.
Be not led by reasoning,
nor by inferring,
nor by argument as to method,
nor by delight in speculative opinions,
nor by seeming possibilities,
nor by the directions from your teachers.
But, when you know of yourself
that certain actions done by you are not good,
wrong and considered worthless by the wise;
when followed and put in to practice,
lead to loss or suffering, then give them up ...
and when you know of yourself that
certain actions done by.you are good, true
and considered worthy by the wise,
then accept them and put them into practice.
I have shown you the methods that lead to liberation,
But you should know that liberation depends upon yourself.~Buddha