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.
James's comment: This is one of the reasons that I decided to follow the Buddhist path. I like the fact that the Buddha said, "don't take my word for it" kind of thing. Many religions push to get people to believe their way and Buddhism (from what I can tell) does not. Buddhism teaches us to look and see for ourselves.
I like the idea that we are responsible for our own "salvation."
P.S.~Isn't that Buddha statue beautiful? I really love where it is located. It looks gorgeous!! It's in Malaysia.
-Peace to all beings-
Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Posted by They call him James Ure at 3:42 PM