AN 03.0065 Kesaputti [Kālāma]: To the Kālāmas

"So, as I said, Kālāmas: 'Don't go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought, "This contemplative is our teacher." When you know for yourselves that, "These qualities are unskillful; these qualities are blameworthy; these qualities are criticized by the wise; these qualities, when adopted & carried out, lead to harm & to suffering" — then you should abandon them.' Thus was it said. And in reference to this was it said. (Ven. Thanissaro trans)


AN 03.65 To the Kālāmas
Thanissaro Bhikkhusutta text
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AN 03.0065 [] Kesaputti [Kālāma] (chant)
Translator BJT
Read by Bhikkhu Jiv., 32m 1s, 29.3 MB Download
recorded on 2012-02 licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0 , sutta text BJT: Buddha Jayanti Tripitaka
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