It All Depends on Your Perspective

One problem with understanding the Buddhist path, especially at the beginning, is that a lot of the concepts make much more sense from the perspective of a fully awakened person than from any other angle, but no one is fully awakened at the beginning, almost by definition.

It is usually the case that, when a teacher you trust tells you something that makes zero sense to you, the best approach is just to keep meditating on it and expect that it will come to make sense eventually.



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