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This is from a blog by a Buddhist teacher. The original of the article was written one year after 9/11. This is a reprint and update. He sounds a lot like Sam Harris; same message.
Let me try to clarify, I'm sure the tone of my previous statement will be misinterpreted. I is an illusion of permanence and made of desire. To accept that I am an illusion is to I accept that I am what I am. About not caring in some circles... Buddha said you need to find the answer for yourself, so I did.
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. Buddha Kalama Sutta.
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