Everything is always changing; on what can we rely? All passes away. Where is our ground? We seek for something and it is pulled away. The Buddha repeatedly predicted perfect enlightenment – Buddhahood – for all beings; how can this be true if everything is conditioned and dependent and changing? The word sometimes used for this prediction also means affirmation. This talk follows a recent talk on trust, which focused on our willingness to trust others as well as ourselves, down the rabbit hole of no one on which to rely, nothing on which to depend, and whether there is a little light at the end of that tunnel after all.
This talk was given on Sunday, August 17.