Hello,

For a few months now, I have a problem that I just can’t solve, even though it’s very simple. When we all have existed forever and not got enlightened yet, than statistically enlightenment must have the probability of 1 to infinity per life. Because if the probability was 1 to whatever number then the probability of not having achieved it in infinite lifetimes would also be 1 to infinity. So if there is the slightest possibility that the Buddha didn’t achieve true freedom from rebirth, for example the likelyhood of 1 to 9.999.999.999 then that would still be much more likely than the chance that he did. I just cannot understand how: 1. The Buddha never said anything about this. 2. If the Buddha was right than there must be some explanation, why I am wrong or there is some solution that the likelyhood is not infinitely low, because to trust that the likelyhood of 1 to infinity happened to me in this life does seem irrational for me to believe in especially when we cannot be 100% sure to know that the Buddha was right.

I thought about this from many angles but found no solution that did not came out to be nonsense after reflecting more.