Conducive to the Good

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 statement of some old sage is produced.

Do not believe in conjectures.

Do not believe merely in the authority of your teachers and elders.

After observation and analysis, when it agrees with reason and it is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it, and live up to it.

-Gautama Buddha-