Brian’s Reflection: Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored
Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written
in your religious books.
Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.
Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.
But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees
with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all,
then accept it and live up to it.
- The Buddha, on this celebration of His birthday
I leave it at that. Little more to say. The “BL” (Bottom Line) is: WE ARE RESPONSIBLE! For ourself. For the good of the human community. Waiting around for some deity to “make it all better” is nonsense. We share in Divinity. It is up to us to claim our destiny and our gifts and our calling to be co-creators with God and Get On With It!!
Get your mind going! Your heart! Believe in yourself. Live the full Life you were called to by your creation.
The Gods/esses loath those who demean the glory of their own humanity.