Free enquiry

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on free enquiry, free will, dogma, religion, belief, and faith

So in this case, 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.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an03/an03.065.than.html

Contributed by: SilaDanaBhavana

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