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Albert Einstein, said that Buddhism does not need to re-examine itself, because Buddhism is the truth that is always necessary for the peaceful life of mankind. Buddhism is famous for its saying “Come and see” (Ehipassiko), which gently enters the intellectual world because of its human-intellectual nature.

Buddhism is famous for its saying “Come and see” (Ehipassiko), which gently enters the intellectual world because of its human-intellectual nature. The Buddha declared his religion to be objective truth[1]which he realized and preached, for the wise (pandito) to realize for themselves[2] :

“The wise (vinnù pusiro) come here, be honest, not deceitful, truthful, the Tathagata will teach, the Tathagata will teach. If he practices in accordance with what has been taught, he will see for himself, realize for himself in the present moment the unsurpassed goal of the path of liberation.”[3].

Everyone has the capacity to grasp the truth, asserted the Buddha, because truth is present in every person[4]. Just think carefully, the truth will open and illuminate your life. According to Buddha, man is the master of his own destiny[5]. There is and is no need for any authority on behalf of man to judge right and wrong leading to reward or punishment. Everyone has to light their own torch[6]. The Buddha claims to be the guide (maggakkhi) [7], declared his way for the seer (passato), the knower (jànato); not for those who do not see (apassato), do not know (ajànato)[8].

What is one who sees and knows? The Enlightened One explains: “There are rational attention and non-reasonable attention. Monks, due to rational attention, cankers that have not yet arisen arise, and those that have arisen are increased. Monks, through proper attention, unborn or unborn cankers do not arise, and already arisen cankers are eradicated.”[9].

Albert Einstein, said that Buddhism does not need to re-examine itself, because Buddhism is the truth that is always necessary for the peaceful life of mankind.

Like rational attention (yoniso manasikàra) means paying attention to learn and consider the truth (suffering, origin, cessation, path) to decide one’s way of life in the direction of going away from afflictions and suffering, without having to believe and listen to anyone. That is Right View (Sammāditthi) in Buddhism, is an intellectual attitude, the starting point of a righteous, lucid lifestyle leading to freedom and liberation (abandoning the contraband or greed-hate-hate). On the contrary, unwise attention (ayoniso manasikàra) is an attitude of ignorance, lack of consideration, belief in false doctrines leading to bondage and suffering. The one who sees, the one who knows is the one who has the right intention. Those who do not see, do not know, are people who fall into the wrong mind.

The intellectual attitude has always been the call of the Enlightened One to approach and experiment with truth. You have to consider and find out for yourself, then come to accept the practice or give up. One day, the Kāla people of Kesaputta approached the Buddha, asking him to help relieve their doubts arising from the contradictions and antagonisms among the proponents of the truth.

They said to him: “There are some ascetics, brahmins, venerable sir, going to Kesaputta. They clarify and brighten their own views, but they reject the views of others, scorn, denigrate, and distort. World-Honored One, and there were a number of other recluses and brahmins who also went to Kesaputta, clarifying and illuminating their own views, they rejected the views of others, scorned, denigrated. , distorted. For them, World Honored One, we have doubts and doubts: “Among these venerable recluses, who is telling the truth and who is lying?”

On this occasion, the Enlightened One gave the Kala a wise advice, forever pleasing the intellectuals, who love and respect the truth of freedom in life:

“Of course, Kalamas, you have doubts! Of course, Kalamas, you have doubts! In doubtful cases, you naturally arise doubts.

Hey, Kalamas, don’t believe because you’ve heard legends; do not believe because of tradition; do not believe because you have heard people say; do not believe because it is transmitted by the Sutras; do not believe because of metaphysical reasoning; do not believe for the sake of a position; do not believe because of the superficial assessment of the facts; do not believe because it is consistent with prejudice; do not believe because it comes from authority; do not believe because the recluse is your teacher. But, Kālāmas, when you know for yourself thus: “These dhammas are unwholesome; these dharmas are guilty; these dharmas are criticized by the wise; these dhammas, if practiced and accepted, lead to unhappiness and suffering”, this time Kālās, abandon them!

What do you think, kālās, in what person is greed arising in the mind, does it bring happiness or unhappiness?

– Unfortunate, Lord.- This person has greed, Kālamas, is conquered by greed, has his mind taken over, kills living things, takes what is not given, goes to someone’s wife, lies, encourages others do the same. So, will that person be unhappy and suffer for a long time or not?- Yes, sir.- What do you think, Kalamas, when anger arises in someone’s heart, it arises as Does that bring happiness or unhappiness?- Unhappy, World Honored One.- This person has anger, Kālās, conquered by anger, has his mind invaded, kills living things, takes what is not given, goes to wife, lying, encouraging others to do the same. Will this make him unhappy and suffer for a long time?- Yes, sir.- What do you think, Kālās, that delusion arises in someone’s heart, so it arises? bring happiness or unhappiness to that person?- Unhappy, World-Honored One.- This person has delusion, Kālās, conquered by delusion, mind invaded, kills living things, takes what is not given, walks away to his wife, to lie, to encourage others to do the same. Does this make him unhappy or suffer for a long time?- Yes, sir.- What do you think, Kālās, are these dharmas good or unwholesome?- Are they unwholesome, sir? World Honored One.- Guilty or not guilty?- Guilty, venerable sir.- Being rebuked by wise people or not being rebuked by wise people?- Being rebuked by wise people, World Honored One.- If it is possible. Do, be accepted, lead to unhappiness, suffering, or how here?- Done, accepted, venerable sir, they lead to unhappiness, suffering. Here it is for us.- So, kālās, what I have just told you: “Do not believe because you hear legends… do not believe because a recluse is your teacher.” . But when, Kālāmas, know for yourself thus: “These dhammas are unwholesome; these dharmas are guilty; these dharmas are rebuked by the wise; these dhammas, if practiced and accepted, lead to unhappiness and suffering,” this time Kālās, abandon them! What has been said thus, it is precisely because of such conditions that it is said.

Hey, the Kalamas, don’t believe because you hear legends… don’t believe because the recluse is your teacher. But, kālās, when do you know for yourself thus: “These dhammas are wholesome; these dharmas are not guilty; these dharmas are not criticized by the wise; These dhammas, if implemented and accepted, lead to happiness and peace”, this time Kālās, attain and abide!

What do you think, kālās, without greed, when it arises in someone’s heart, does it bring happiness or lasting unhappiness to that person?- Happiness, venerable sir.- this is not covetous, kālamas, is not conquered by greed, is not possessed, does not kill living creatures, does not take what is not given, does not go to one’s wife, does not lie, encourages others to do the same . Does this make him happy and peaceful for a long time or not?- Yes, venerable sir.- What do you think, kālamas, without anger, when it arises in someone’s heart, it arises as does that bring happiness or unhappiness to that person?- Happiness, venerable sir.- This person is not angry, Kālamas, is not conquered by anger, mind is not invaded, does not kill living things… no lying, encouraging others to do the same. Does this bring happiness and lasting peace to that person?- Yes, venerable sir…- What do you think, Kalamas, that no delusion arises in someone’s heart, that’s how it arises. Is it bringing happiness or unhappiness to that person?- Happiness, World Honored One.- This person is not delusional, kālamas, is not conquered by delusion, mind is not invaded, does not kill living creatures, etc. take what is not given, do not go to his wife, do not lie, and encourage others to do the same. Does that bring happiness and peace for a long time?- Yes, sir…- What do you think, Kālāmas, these dharmas…

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