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Re: Theos-World To Cass Silva -

Apr 24, 2006 06:53 PM

Although I am not Cass, here is the passage. It is also quoted in the Complete Works of HPB, published by Wheaton, and offhand I don't know which volume it is in.



Our Lord Buddha has said that we must not believe in a thing said, merely because it is said; nor in traditions because they have been handed down from antiquity; nor rumors, as such; nor writings by sages, because sages wrote them; nor fancies that we may suspect to have been inspired in us by a deva (that is, in presumed spiritual inspiration); nor from inferences drawn from some haphazard assumption we may have made; nor because of what seems an analogical necessity; nor on the mere authority of our teachers or masters. But we are to believe when the writing, doctrine, or saying is corroborated by our own reason and consciousness.

See the KALAMA SUTTA of the ANGUTTARANIKAYA, as quoted in A BUDDHIST CATECHISM, by H. S. Olcott, President of the Theosophical Society, pp. 55, 56, Colombo, Ceylon, 1881

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Subject: Theos-World To Cass Silva -

Dear Cass -

What text are you referring to.

Sveinn Freyr
From: Cass Silva <>
Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2006 20:27:46 -0700 (PDT)

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no
matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own
common sense."
[Gautama Buddha, 563BCE-483BCE]

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