nrose619 wrote:I understand that everything has a dependent arising but what about the impermanence of life? If someone is handicapped from birth mentally or physically isn't that limiting factor permanent?
No, it will end when the life of the person ends. More importantly, it is only a "limiting factor" for as long as somebody is insisting that the disabled person should be able to do something that they can't. The same as if someone expects me to run 100 metres in 10 seconds. I'm only "limited" by their expectations. When people treat us with love and tolerance, there are no limitations.