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"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." Buddha

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A great quote, one more in the "Poster Series". See ya!

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:iconmike2501:
mike2501 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great. what font did you use there my friend?
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:iconirvinggfm:
IrvingGFM Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Helveltica
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:icon00minion:
00minion Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Like it.
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:iconirvinggfm:
IrvingGFM Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you
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Dark-Emissary Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Well, I'd say that this more or less agrees with my own reason and common sense
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ah15216875732 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually like the way you put lines that looking like "slashing" those sentence, adding a nice detail rather than plain text.
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searching4somewhere Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
O wow I didn't even notice that! Now that I see it, it makes the whole thing way better.
thanks for pointing it out
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:iconirvinggfm:
IrvingGFM Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you actually like it :)
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:iconomega-aurigae:
Omega-Aurigae Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
So... basically, what buddha said is that nothing is true unless you believe it's true.
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:icondigital-ashes:
Digital-Ashes Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Assassin's Creed: Nothing is true, everything is permitted. lol
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:iconirvinggfm:
IrvingGFM Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL
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:iconanimaladdict31:
AnimalAddict31 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sometimes, it's best to have a little imagination in the mix.
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:iconalexhansen-ralke:
AlexHansen-Ralke Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
There's no other way to correct for wrong beliefs than to acknowledge that your current frame of mind can be wrong, and to critically analyze your own reasons and the reasons of others. I see this quote as an endorsement of confirmation bias - definitely not the wisest thing to come out of the Buddhist tradition.
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:iconborix:
Borix Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
Good advice. If you dont understand/agree you are probably still a slave.
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BarrelsBottom Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
"One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We're no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. it is simply too painful to acknowledge -- even to ourselves -- that we've been so credulous. (So the old bamboozles tend to persist as the new bamboozles rise.)" [Carl Sagan, The Fine Art of Baloney Detection]
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:iconborix:
Borix Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
Dont grasp the meaning of your quote in relation to the subject... But thanks anyway :)
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:iconbpavlica:
bPAVLICA Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
So I shouldn't believe in Holocaust?
As much as I like Buddhism, this is not a good piece of advice.
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:iconrainbowmarimo:
RainbowMarimo Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well since you dont agree with this it is not wrong as it says "not even if i have said it". So basically it says you can believe whatever you want. Sounds right to me.
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:iconbpavlica:
bPAVLICA Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hah, true!
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:iconrainbowmarimo:
RainbowMarimo Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha yep xD
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:iconbarrelsbottom:
BarrelsBottom Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is the most intellectually bankrupt piece of "advice" I have ever seen. xD
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:iconmadkoopa:
madkoopa Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
What if you're wrong?
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:iconplaycircus:
Playcircus Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Needless to say, I will never become a Buddhist.
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:iconfrostdrive:
FrostDrive Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't believe this poster.
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:iconirvinggfm:
IrvingGFM Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you dont have to :)
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:iconfrostdrive:
FrostDrive Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't believe I don't have to!
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:icondarkelvenmage:
darkelvenmage Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
That's... that's terrible advice. XD Isn't that advocating close-mindedness?
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:iconventanger:
VentAnger Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Buddhism is wiser than this foolishness.
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:iconcorky-tan:
Corky-tan Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Lol paradox
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:iconvalenceflame98:
ValenceFlame98 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
true. I do this alot, and I think it's mentally done me some good
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platinummyr Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Most of the time, common sense is wrong. Also, reason is often very difficult and I don't trust my own reason alone. I trust it in combination with other people's reason and knowledge and skill.

I would rather say "don't believe anything on the basis of who makes the claim." Just because someone makes a claim doesn't mean they are right, but it doesn't mean they are wrong either. That isn't the basis for belief. Belief ought to be based on evidence, and logic.
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ToruKun1 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
But sometimes your own reason and own common sense is bullshit
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andwhyisit Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
The opposing extreme is worse. There are more than enough sheep in this world that just blindly follow what others say. These are the people that take rumours as truth and wildly spread misinformation. Your own reason and common sense is ten times better than that, no matter how retarded it may be.
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ToruKun1 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I dunno, I find blindly dismissing EVERYTHING that doesn't align with your "common sense" is just as intellectually lazy and/or dangerous as blindly accepting everything that's shoved down your throat.
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andwhyisit Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
Hey, I agree with you. Both extremes are bad. But the dismissive in this world don't cause as many problems as the sheep do. A stubborn minded individual is no match for a like minded group.

The best way is the middle ground. Don't dismiss something, take it in, but if you are not sure about something then mentally check it as unconfirmed. In other words if you aren't sure about something then don't state it as a confirmed truth. There is no reason to disregard any knowledge, regardless of what it might be.
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VentAnger Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
So that's your only options? One of two opposite extremes? Believe nothing or believe everything? I'll use my judgement to discern knowledge from both methods of information gathering the best I can and call both extremes foolishness, thankyou very much.
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andwhyisit Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
That was my point. I was dismissing the other extreme. -_-;
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anim3admir3r Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Heathen-God Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
rather nihilistic but i hate to admit that every part of that was true. . . but who's to say our own reasoning is sound either....
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fire-of-diamonds Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Oh how I do agree. :)
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:iconirvinggfm:
IrvingGFM Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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searching4somewhere Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, yes, and triple yes.
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:iconirvinggfm:
IrvingGFM Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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:iconpookagonerabid:
PookaGoneRabid Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Huh?
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:iconhochroter-drache:
Hochroter-Drache Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
but, what about the people with horrible common sense and a complete lack of reasoning?
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:iconanimaladdict31:
AnimalAddict31 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess they'll believe anything.
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:icontaciturnemo:
TaciturNemo Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Brilliant poster!
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:iconirvinggfm:
IrvingGFM Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!!!
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:iconvalkyrie1858:
valkyrie1858 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Tru dat bro!
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:iconirvinggfm:
IrvingGFM Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!!
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