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15588Re: (fwd) Quote of the Day - 3/8/07

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  • idbeiyin
    Sep 4, 2007
      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, Bruce Morgen
      <editor@...> wrote:
      > In alt.meditation.transcendental, John Manning <jrobertm@...> wrote:
      > "Do not believe anything because it is said by an authority, or if
      > it is said to come from angels, or from Gods, or from an inspired
      > source.
      > Believe it only if you have explored it in your own heart and mind
      > and body and found it to be true.
      > Work out your own path, through diligence."
      > ~~ Buddha
      With other words: It must be realized. But then it is not just a
      'belief'. It is not a concept or an adapted attitude. The real problem
      is that whatever is said, from an authority or any other source and in
      this case from Buddha, it will be made to a concept and this will act
      like a pseudo realization and is not different than any 'belief'. If
      all those wise people who had tried to share their wisdom would have
      known what people would make out of it, they probably would have shut
      up totally and only influence the world through their 'being' but not
      through their talking.
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