Kālāma Sutta, the – Buddha – Doubting all beliefs
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Do not believe in the strength of traditions even if they have been held in honour for many generations and in many places;
do not believe anything because many people speak of it;
do not believe in the strength of sages of old times;
do not believe that which you yourself has imagined, thinking that a god has inspired you.
Believe nothing which depends only on the authority of your masters or priests
After investigation, believe that which you yourselves tested and found reasonable and which is for your good and that of others.