Doubt Separates People

There is nothing more dreadful than
the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people.
It is a poison that disintegrates
friendships and breaks up pleasant
relations. It is a thorn that irritates
and hurts; it is a sword that kills.

source: The Buddha
image: Eddie’s Images



19 thoughts on “Doubt Separates People

  1. This is something I’ve recently lost a friend over Eddie, as he does have this habit of doubt and so it was easy for a third person to instil poison and thus feed it. This quote clarifies my experience brilliantly. Thank you.

  2. And just when we think we’ve got the better of our doubts, and feel like we can conquer that hill at the edge of the village, somebody says something and splat. Into that mud we fall … face first 🙄. … great post 🤗

  3. “The antidote to doubt is faith, and an active willingness to suspend self judgment and to see for yourself what is true”. 🙏 May we be true to our practice and our path.

  4. I’m curious what Buddha offered as an alternative to doubt in this context? I am unfamiliar with this quote, and do not recognize the tone or its source. He seems to be speaking of “suspicion” or scepticism (as a habit of suspicion), leading to cynicism. To be countered with what? Trust?

    Staying present, accepting things as they are, without judgment at all, seem consistent with Buddha’s philosophy. But not blind trust in how things appear to be; that would be self-delusional.

    Hmm… food for thought today.

    • Doubt is a bad habit when regularly applied in daily life. Certainly, it is necessary to question this and that to discover the truth. From there we make a sound decision.

kindness is always welcome

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