Copyright 2006 Eliza Carroll

"Believe nothing on the faith of traditions,
even though they have been held in honor
for many generations and in divers places.
Do not believe a thing because many people speak of it.
Do not believe on the faith of the sages of the past.
Do not believe what you yourself have imagined,
persuading yourself that a God inspires you.
Believe nothing on the sole authority of your masters and priests.
After examination, believe what you yourself have tested
and found to be reasonable, and conform your conduct

Gautama Buddha

"Be a lamp unto yourself.
Don't search for light anywhere else; the light is already there,
the fire is already there. Just probe a little deeper into your
being, enquire.
Maybe much ash has gathered around the fire...Just probe deep
inside, and you will find the spark again.
And once you have found a single spark inside you, you will
become a flame, soon you will be a fire...a fire that purifies, a
fire that transforms, a fire that gives you a new birth and a new
Be a lamp unto yourself."

Last words of Gautama, the Buddha
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