just a perception

just a perception

First of all, there is no other than a perception. When you say “it is just a perception” then you are indicating: “Okay, this is just a perception but this is real.” But in Buddhism everything is a perception. Okay, one. Second, when you are say “it’s just a perception”, as I was saying, you are seemed to be sort to of putting down the perception, as if it is not that important or it is not that powerful. Now this you are wrong. Perceptions are very powerful.

The Three Levels of Perception, Singapore 2003