What Or Whom To Trust?

If the Buddha said, “Don’t take my word for it … ”, then we shouldn’t trust anyone’s word, because their life is based on trusting others.

Trust: firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something.
Belief: an acceptance that something exists or is true, especially without proof.

Quite a ‘merry-go-round’, isn’t it?

It is we who are the final authority on whether something is true or not, but much depends on the quality of our judgement. We cannot really trust our mind as that has been contaminated with others’ ideas., and this is why we get upset, doubt and lack confidence.

There comes a time when we feel sick of being whirled around by assumptions, which causes stress that affects our mind and body. How do we get off the merry-go-round?

Through wisdom, we realise that we have been living in others’ illusions, and we no longer want to continue in this way.

Wisdom is first-hand, direct experience that doesn’t get carried way with emotions of self-importance. Wisdom isn’t reactionary. Through clear seeing, we do what is beneficial, and then drop it, thereby never remaining upset or causing harm. There is still a feeling of sadness, however, at the endemic indifference to our actual reality of pure consciousness.

What can we trust?
That which sees the not-so-merry-go-round-mind being upset.

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