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Secular Buddhism Mindfulness Workshop Part 3

Noah Rasheta | 53:50


So seeing with the eyes of wisdom are the two eyes of wisdom, our interdependence and impermanence. And these, these are topics that are covered in all Buddhist schools of thought. And those are the two topics we're discussing next. So the nature of change is the nature of impermanence, that all things are impermanent.

So we exist on the plane of space and time, right. And in terms of time, we say all things are impermanent, meaning all things are constantly changing. And in terms of space, we say all things are interdependent. So this hour, we're going to focus on the nature of change, which is the time aspect of the experience of life. 

And that's it, all things are impermanent. And really, what that means is, is that all things are constantly changing. Meaning the me that just said that five seconds ago is not the same me that's talking now, in a very literal way, changes the constant from cells, regenerating hair, and nails are growing, you know, physically, you're not the same you that you were when you were five. 

So in a physical way, we understand the notion of change, we're always changing. But we also change on every other aspect emotionally, intellectually, changes the constant, right? So the moment we become attached to how we think we should be, that's attachment. Because there is no how you think you should be because as soon as you get there, you've already changed.

Now You're something else, you're constantly changing. So the nature of change is the understanding that all things are impermanent, all things are continually evolving, continually changing. And you can observe this in science, you know, the expansion of the universe is an indication of all things changing, you can't take a picture of the universe and back here it is, because it's already changed. It's constantly expanding, constant change. And that's how time works. You know, you can't pause time, you can't take a snapshot and be like, Okay, here it is. Because, you know, by the time you're looking at it, it's not that anymore.

So, before we jump into that, too much more, I forgot, we're gonna do the meditation now. So what I want you to focus on in this meditation, where it's another five minute meditation, this time, we're going to focus on


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