Buddha On Believing

38674C4A-A4F3-4E2B-95D3-54E8021CA397.jpegBuddha (c. 563 BCE or c. 480 BCE – c. 483 BCE or c. 400 BCE)

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.