Stonepeace (876-885)


[876]

Since even the Buddha
discourages blind faith in him,
never ever encourage blind faith
in any Buddhist teacher.

[877]

When long available opportunities
to apologise and clarify
are not taken up,
all benefits of doubt expire.

[878]

With reasonable replies amiss 
on many pressing moral issues, 
it is reasonable to think 
there is much evil hidden.

[879]

It is unreasonable 
to not give reasonable answers 
to reasonable questions asked.

[880]

Those who are ‘unquestionable’
are those who are questionable.

[881]

As the Buddha urged questioning, 
to analyse and realise his teachings, 
never learn from the ‘unquestionable.’

[882]

To question teachings and teachers 
is NOT to slander the Dharma or Sangha. 
Those who say it is slander those who ask.

[883]

Always question 
why you are told to
never question.

[884]

Doubt those who do not
doubt the doubtful.
Question those who do not
question the questionable.

[885]

Always systematically analyse systems.
Never automatically follow systems.