” Do not believe on the strength of traditions
even if they have been held in honour
for many generations and in many places.
Do not believe anything because many people speak of it.
Do not believe in the strength of sages of old times.
Do not believe that which you have yourself imagined,
thinking that a god inspired you.
Believe nothing which depends only on the authority
of your masters or priests.
After investigation, believe that which you have yourselves
tested and found reasonable
and which is for your good and the good of others. ”
– Siddharta Gautama BUDDHA