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Do not forget. In the original Kalama Sutta[1], we have (in Thanissaro’s translation)[2]:

"So, as I said, Kalamas: 'Don't go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought, "This contemplative is our teacher."
When you know for yourselves that, "These qualities are unskillful; these qualities are blameworthy; these qualities are criticized by the wise; these qualities, when adopted & carried out, lead to harm & to suffering" — then you should abandon them.' Thus was it said. And in reference to this was it said.

“Now, Kalamas, don’t go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought, ‘This contemplative is our teacher.
When you know for yourselves that, ‘These qualities are skillful; these qualities are blameless; these qualities are praised by the wise; these qualities, when adopted & carried out, lead to welfare & to happiness’ — then you should enter & remain in them.”

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  1. "Kalama Sutta: To the Kalamas" (AN 3.65), Pali text. Access to SuttaCentral, March 20 2021, https://suttacentral.net/an3.65/pli/ms.
  2. "Kalama Sutta: To the Kalamas" (AN 3.65), translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu. © 1994. Access to Insight (BCBS Edition), March 20 2021, http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an03/an03.065.than.html .