What, if anything, did the Buddha teach about following the most secure path vs venturing out on an unknown but possibly more fullfilling path?
To start off, I am very new to Buddhism but am putting great weight into its teachings. This means I am unfamiliar with many teachings.
This question is meant to be general but the context in which I began meditating on it was this:
- I work at a company which has been stable and provided decent livelihood for my family
- I have been all but offerred a job at a new employer in the same field
- It is possible that it will provide me with more opportunities for my family in the long term
- It is also possible that it will not degrade but not improve our situation
The internal debate I am having is over the right course of action in these situations. I tend to favor safe bets/routine against taking chances. This is where I would like some guidance if it can be provided.