A Quote by John Hay Allison on discipline, doctrine, faith, nature, quest, ransom, standard, truth, and universe

Truth is the discipline of the ascetic, the quest of the mystic, the faith of the simple, the ransom of the weak, the standard of the righteous, the doctrine of the meek, and the challenge of Nature.  Together, all these constitute the Law of the universe.

John Hay Allison

Source: Worldwide Laws of Life: 200 Eternal Spiritual Principles

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on philosophy, belief, doctrine, criteria, buddhism, judgment, tradition, imagine, teacher, examine, analysis, analyze, welfare, beings, and guide

Believe nothing, O monks, just because you have been told it, or it is commonly believed, or because it is traditional or because you yourselves have imagined it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings - that doctrine believe and cling to and take as your guide.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

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A Quote by Avram Noam Chomsky on debate, inquiry, doctrine, crimes, critics, and respectability

"To achieve respectability, to be admitted to the debate, they must accept without question or inquiry the fundamental doctrine that the state is benevolent, governed by the loftiest intentions, adopting a defensive stance, not an actor in world affairs but only reacting to the crimes of others...If even the harshest of critics tacitly adopt these premises, then the ordinary person may ask, who am I to disagree?"

Noam Chomsky (1928 -)

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A Quote by Cyril Connelly on religion, doctrine, love, poetry, and doubt

In my religion, there would be no exclusive doctrine; all would be love, poetry, and doubt.

Cyril Connelly

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on buddhism, independence, mind, silence, words, shakyamuni buddha, dharma, form of the formless, and doctrine

When Shakyamuni Buddha was at Mount Grdhrakuta, he held up a flower to his listeners. Everyone was silent. Only Mahakashyapa broke into a broad smile. The Buddha said, "I have the True Dharma Eye, the Marvelous Mind of Nirvana, the True Form of the Formless, and the Subtle Dharma Gate, independent of words and transmitted beyond doctrine. This I have entrusted to Mahakashyapa."

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Mumonkan, Zen Koans, Case 6; Two Zen classics: Mumonkan and Hekiganroku‎ - Page 41 by Huikai, Hui-kʿai, Katsuki Sekida, A. V. Grimstone, Xuedou, Yuanwu, Yüan-wu

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