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.
But Buddha, what about confirmation bias???
Surely, an enlightened man such as you must know that we humans like to believe only in what we already believe to be true.
Common sense is a moot point with most humans.
It is far more convenient than to constantly change your beliefs based on new evidence(be it true or false), and would surely drive a normal man such as me towards insanity.
Only a Buddha would not go insane.
I am not Buddha…not yet…but philosoraptors say that meta-recognition is the first step towards being Buddha.
Buddha hoga tera baap…and someday maybe myself too.
The great Taoist master Chuang Tzu once dreamt that he was a butterfly fluttering here and there.
In the dream he had no awareness of his individuality as a person. He was only a butterfly.
Suddenly, he awoke and found himself laying there, a person once again. But then he thought to
himself, “Was I before a man who dreamt about being a butterfly, or am I now a butterfly who
dreams about being a man?”
I wish I knew when I was dreaming and when I was zzzz…
Be a zen master.
When the spiritual teacher and his disciples began their evening meditation, the cat that lived in the monastery made such noise that it distracted them. So the teacher ordered that the cat be tied up during the evening practice. Years later, when the teacher died, the cat continued to be tied up during the meditation session. And when the cat eventually died, another cat was brought to the monastery and tied up. Centuries later, learned descendants of the spiritual teacher wrote scholarly treatises about the religious significance of tying up a cat for meditation practice.