Question, Question, Question Everything to Find Your Truth!
Whenever we enter a new arena of study and exploration, discrimination is necessary. When it is a realm whose boundaries and influences are quite foreign and not always subject to scientific verification, it becomes even more important.
Heed the words of Gautama Buddha, spoken 2600 years ago:
"Do not believe in what you have heard; do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations; do not believe anything because it is rumored and spoken of by many; do not believe merely because the written statements of some old sage are produced; do not believe in conjectures; do not believe in that as a truth to which you have become attached by habit; do not believe merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. After observation and analysis, when it agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it."
Blessings to you on your journey!
With much love, Pat