The Dalai Lama and the Pizza Shop



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Advice to the Kalamas

As Buddha once said:

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it, such as, “Broccoli is good for you.”

Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many, especially pro-
broccoli propaganda, such as, “Eating broccoli will make America great again.”

Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books, such as,
“And it came to pass that the lord ate all his broccoli before he could have his dessert.”

Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders, for example,
“Starving children in Africa would gobble up the broccoli on your plate.”

Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations: “My
grandmother ate the broccoli, my mother ate the broccoli, I ate the broccoli, and now you will
eat the broccoli.”

But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is
conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.

Please pass the peas.

Woody Allen:
There’s an old joke – um …two elderly women are at a Catskill Mountain resort, and one of ’em says, “Boy, the food at this place is terrible.” The other one says, “Yeah, I know, and such small portions.” Well, that’s essentially how I feel about life – full of suffering and unhappiness, and then it’s all over.