November 11, 2011 autumn 002Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.

Do not believe in anything simply because

it is spoken and rumored by many.

Do not believe in anything simply because

it is found written in your religious books.

Do not believe in anything merely on the authority

of your teachers and elders.

Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.

But after observation and analysis,

when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all,

Then accept it,

And live up to it.

Buddha Siddhartha Guatama 

Photos by Woodland Gnome

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