From the Storyteller to the Reader
When you read or listen to these very old stories, if you wonder how much is really true, the Buddha gave some advice that might help. He said that when you listen to what a monk says you should test the meaning, weigh or consider it, and depend on your own insights to know the truth of it. Then follow and practice what you know to be true.
Let us praise the Exalted, Worthy, Fully Self-Enlightened One and follow the Truth.