"Do not go upon what has been acquired by repeated hearing; nor upon tradition; nor upon rumor; nor upon what is in a scripture; nor upon surmise; nor upon an axiom; nor upon specious reasoning; nor upon a bias towards a notion that has been pondered over; nor upon another's seeming ability; nor upon the consideration, 'The monk is our teacher.' Kalamas, when you yourselves know: 'These things are bad; these things are blamable; these things are censured by the wise; undertaken and observed, these things lead to harm and ill,' abandon them."
Kesamutti/Kalama Sutta, translated by Soma Thera
“As the wise test gold by burning, cutting and rubbing it, so are you to accept my words after examining them and not merely out of regard for me.”
Diagram based on the atomic structure of gold (AU 79, electrons per energy level: 2, 8, 18, 32, 18, 1).
Maiji/Mary Huang is a happy little squirrel and also a Taiwanese-Canadian artist and writer. She is the creator of the webcomic Now Recharging (NowRecharging.com).
100% of profits from sales in my INPRNT shop go to charity. For more information, see this post: humangray.com/art-for-charity
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.