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Household life is crowded and dusty; life gone forth is wide open… Suppose I shave off my hair and beard, put on the ochre robe, and go forth from the home life into homelessness.”
~the Buddha
MN 36

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Kalama Sutta Part II

Bhante Gunaratana

When asked by the Kalama people the best way to determine right and wrong, the Buddha advises not to follow tradition, one’s own inclinations, pure reason or reports but to observe the results of holding a particular belief. One should use appropriate attention to test a belief and, further, one should inquire about the belief with those one considers wise.

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File Size: 14.3 MB
Durration: 1:00:00
Recorded: 9-22-08
Posted: 03-28-09