trust and inquisitiveness

trust and inquisitiveness

Western students are very fresh. That is a very very big advantage. Easterners, they are more confident with the path, just because, there is a trust. Because I guess it is the society. You know like extended family, if the mother is busy, shopping, she can trust and leave it with like the fourteenth uncle or the auntie or whatever. That also is within the Dharma. Like there is that trust. But you know, you see the thing is, the very trust can also has his own disadvantage because then it becomes blind faith. The very freshness of the west, the inquisitive or skeptical, they are very good qualities. But then sometimes this can also go too far. You end up not practicing anything because you are just analyzing all the time.

from the movie Words of My Perfect Teacher