What was that Sutta that talks about what to trust

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Christopherxx
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What was that Sutta that talks about what to trust

Post by Christopherxx » Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:09 pm

There is a certain sutta or passage that deals with what to trust.

It has something like "Don't trust things people say because they say them, don't trust rituals or tradition, don't trust sacred texts, Don't trust logic, etc."

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Re: What was that Sutta that talks about what to trust

Post by Nicolas » Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:26 pm

Kalama Sutta wrote:"So, as I said, Kalamas: 'Don't go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought, "This contemplative is our teacher." When you know for yourselves that, "These qualities are unskillful; these qualities are blameworthy; these qualities are criticized by the wise; these qualities, when adopted & carried out, lead to harm & to suffering" — then you should abandon them.' Thus was it said. And in reference to this was it said.

"Now, Kalamas, don't go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought, 'This contemplative is our teacher.' When you know for yourselves that, 'These qualities are skillful; these qualities are blameless; these qualities are praised by the wise; these qualities, when adopted & carried out, lead to welfare & to happiness' — then you should enter & remain in them.


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Re: What was that Sutta that talks about what to trust

Post by Christopherxx » Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:17 pm

Thanks a bundle guys :)

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