Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Despite what the Buddha taught, all change is permanent, at least on the macro level (and, to a certain extent, on the micro--quantum?-- level). Throw a stone into a pond and you change the pond. This change files into the order of events that follow it, so that the change may not be reversed without further change which also alters future occurrences. Also, the chain of events that follow any change is infinite. To say that all component things are impermanent does not go far enough. All change affects the future forever even if the change is minimized over time to the point of being miniscule. We should keep this in mind as we live our lives.