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

— Buddha


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