Advice from Lord Buddha himself!
06 May 2012
But again, these written scriptures are for the people who already touched the deep essence of pure Buddhism, so they know what these written phrases are exactly mean.
Otherwise all these are just become a learning material to the followers and ended up by being misunderstanding the hidden deep meaning. Also by becoming a believer or non-believer of what’s written there.
As we already know Buddhism is not to learn as a teaching. So, in Pali canon we can find many deep points which we should not missed out. There is such one important explanation explained by Samma Sambuddha which I am going to share it with you now.
This teaching’s name is “Kalama Sutta”. It’s an explanation given to a prince named Kalama who was actually confused what to believe & what not to believe.
At the end of this you properly would be able to understand that this is a universal advice. It’s not just related to the Buddhism. This is related to everything and everyone who seek for the best! Whether it is a worldly thing or spiritual these are just perfect to use with!
- Do not go upon what has been acquired by repeated hearing
- Do not go upon tradition
- Do not go upon rumor
- Do not go upon what is in a scripture
- Do not go upon surmise
- Do not go upon an axiom
- Do not go upon specious reasoning
- Do not go upon a bias towards a notion that has been pondered over
- Do not go upon another's seeming ability
- Do not go upon the consideration, the monk is our teacher
Kalamas, when you yourselves know: "These things are good; these things are not blamable; these things are praised by the wise; undertaken and observed, these things lead to benefit and happiness," enter on and abide in them.
Let’s examine further!