Do not believe…

Do not believe
in the strength of tradition,
even those that have been held in honor
for many generations and in many places.
Do not believe anything
because many people speak of it.
Do not believe
in the strength of the Sages of old times.
Do not believe
that which you yourself have imagined
thinking that a god has inspired you.
Believe nothing
which depends only on authority
of your master or of priests.
After investigation, believe that
which you have personally tested
and found reasonable,
and which is for your good
and the good of others.

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