Buddha's Advice on What To Believe - Kalama Sutta
Thanks to Des Moines Meditator Jon Shelness for sending this quote from the Kalama Sutta in the Pali Canon.
This was the Buddha's answer when asked who and what should be believed when there are so many different teachers offering so many differnt teachings. Stated another way: "Only when one personally knows that a certain teaching is skillful, blameless, praiseworthy, and conducive to happiness, and that it is praised by the wise, should one then accept it as true and practice it."
Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/kalama-sutta#ixzz1QrUdaYJo.