I think trust is an understanding. The more you clearly see it, the more you understand it, so you know what is what.
Clarity has to do with trust.
When you trust yourself, you understand yourself. You know ‘I am like this.’
Trust has to come from an understanding. The more I am clear about myself, the more I trust myself and I don’t have to doubt all the time. This is similar to the trust we have in others. It has to do with understanding. I trust this person because I know this person. You know, so you can trust. If you don’t know, you can’t trust.
Yes or no? You can think about it."
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, from "Vajrayana Guru yoga & Devotion", in Kamalashila, 2006, transcribed by Dylan Vaughn & Shenpen Thaye
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