“If they are neither traceable in the Discourses nor verifiable by the Discipline, one must conclude thus: ‘Certainly, this is not the Blessed One’s utterance’“ The Buddha

Without approval and without scorn, but carefully studying the sentences word by word, one should trace them in the Discourses and verify them by the Discipline. If they are neither traceable in the Discourses nor verifiable by the Discipline, one must conclude thus: ‘Certainly, this is not the Blessed One’s utterance; this has been misunderstood by that bhikkhu — or by that community, or by those elders, or by that elder.’ In that way, bhikkhus, you should reject it.

This is from the Mahaparinibbana Sutta.

3 thoughts on ““If they are neither traceable in the Discourses nor verifiable by the Discipline, one must conclude thus: ‘Certainly, this is not the Blessed One’s utterance’“ The Buddha”

  1. Dear respected page admin many thanks for your uploading the most valuable pictures, which has been of great help.
    Could you please share one Good Morning quote,which goes as follows.
    Yesterday I was clever so I wanted to change the world, but today I’m wiser& changing myself ”
    Thanking you in anticipation.
    Buddham.
    Sharanam.
    Gachhami. 💙🌷☯️🙏

    1. Hi, Keka.

      Thanks for your kind request, but we only publish quotes from the Buddhist scriptures here.

      All the best,
      Bodhipaksa

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