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The Buddha denies the existence of any permanent entity either physical or mental. We call this theory about self as Anatmavada.

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The Essence of Buddhism

Let go of anger.
Let go of pride.
When you are bound by nothing
You go beyond sorrow.

Do 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.

Gautama Buddha

Believe nothing on the faith of traditions

Believe nothing on the faith of traditions,
even though they have been held in honor
for many generations and in diverse places.
Do not believe a thing because many people speak of it.
Do not believe on the faith of the sages of the past.
Do not believe what you yourself have imagined,
persuading yourself that a God inspires you.
Believe nothing on the sole authority of your masters and priests.

After examination, believe what you yourself have tested
and found to be reasonable, and conform your conduct thereto.


Gautama Buddha

Fate

I do not believe in a fate,
that falls on men however they act.

But I do believe in a fate,
that falls on them unless they act.


Gautama Buddha

Freedom

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Distinction

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.


Gautama Buddha

Believe

Believe nothing,
no matter where you read it or who said it,
no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.


Gautama Buddha

Believe

Do 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.


Gautama Buddha