NO BETTER ADVICE!

Symbolising the two "levels" of thinking.

Symbolising the two “levels” of thinking.

 http://www.ling.upenn.edu/~beatrice/buddhist-practice/kalama-sutta.html

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About Ian Gardner

Ian Gardner was born on the 20th February 1934 in Sri Lanka, then Ceylon, and christened Basil Ian Gunewardene. He was born two months prematurely and nearly died five times in his first two months. He moved to Australia in September 1969 where he changed his surname to Gardner. From childhood he had an enquiring mind and an innate interest in the supernatural. Since 1986, nineteen years of meditation, "searching within", reading and revelations have culminated in this free book which has been nine years in the making. Further writings followed and all his writings are available to all on the Internet free of charge. There is more information in the preface of the book.
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One Response to NO BETTER ADVICE!

  1. Ian Gardner says:

    Here is an extract from “The Milk Is White” written years before I was aware that the Buddha had said anything similar – but it came as no surprise:
    “The above are only illustrations of what can happen and the astute reader will seek elsewhere for more information and/or exercise great discretion in accepting what is presented as the Truth particularly where it is not first hand.
    Ultimately, as we seek and, in seeking, as we read, listen and think, the answer can only come from within. From this source, as we apply what we learn and as we seek humbly though meditation or any other activity, we obtain unadulterated information to suit our needs and our capacity to absorb at the time. It is important that we do not unquestioningly accept what we read or hear, even when it appears to come from within for the mind is a great trickster and we are easily fooled, particularly when our ego is involved. Critical analysis is very important especially if we are told that it is sacrilege to do this. This independence of thought may be difficult to maintain or exercise as we may feel that we are being disrespectful to the source of the information but this feeling is unwarranted because, where information is proffered out of love, no respect or unconditional acceptance is demanded. Where such demands are made it is an indication of ignorance or self love not true love. It is a grave error to even attempt to fetter the mind of another.”

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