clw_uk wrote:I cant find the Sutta where The Buddha asked if sariputta believed a certain teaching and he said he did not because he had not experienced it himself yet?
Does anyone know which one this is?
clw_uk wrote:Thank you Bhante for the link however i dont think thats the one, perhaps im confusing sariputta with someone else
Is there a sutta at all where the Buddha urges someone not to believe him just because he has said it? (accept the kalama sutta)
The Buddha said that those who simply believe others are not truly wise. A wise person practices until he is one with the Dhamma, until he can have confidence in himself, independent of others.
On one occasion, while Venerable Sāriputta was sitting, listening respectfully at his feet as the Buddha expounded the Dhamma, the Buddha turned to him and asked,
''Sāriputta, do you believe this teaching?''
Venerable Sāriputta replied, ''No, I don't yet believe it.''
Now this is a good illustration. Venerable Sāriputta listened, and he took note. When he said he didn't yet believe he wasn't being careless, he was speaking the truth. He simply took note of that teaching, because he had not yet developed his own understanding of it, so he told the Buddha that he didn't yet believe - because he really didn't believe. These words almost sound as if Venerable Sāriputta was being rude, but actually he wasn't. He spoke the truth, and the Buddha praised him for it.
''Good, good, Sāriputta. A wise person doesn't readily believe, he should consider first before believing.''
clw_uk wrote:Ive found where i read a passage in relation to what im searching for
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