Essential Buddhism

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Essential Buddhism

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“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 anything because it s 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 and live up to it.� --- Buddha Siddhartha Gautama Shakyamuni

And this is important because...
“Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.� --- François-Marie Arouet


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I totally agree. Anyone who thinks that you need to believe in certain things to be in harmony with the teachings of the Buddha has no clue what the Buddha actually taught. :thumb:
Spiritual Growth - A person's continual assessment
of how well they believe they are doing
relative to what they believe a personal God expects of them.

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