Saturday, June 7, 2008

On Buddhism

I'd be Buddhist if it were more bare bones Philosophy and you didn't have to do as much stuff, but I really like this quote:

Believe nothing,
no matter where you read it
or who has said it;
not even if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense. --Buddha


So I'm completely on board with this, except that they're always giving his statue like water and Fanta (the red one, not even orange), and lighting up incense and shit, plus they always have to buy fresh flower necklaces for him and go to like 9 temples every Sunday.
The statues are way too high maintenance and that's a lot of time spent on Sundays.
But if I could be Buddhist and only be required to recite that quote, I totally would.

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