The Role of Perception in Training

Meditation is a very part of the training we do, and as monks, that’s one of the strong words that we have, that of training, training in body speech, and mind.  And as human beings we can train.  We not just the victims of karma, or the victims of genes, or the victims of habit, or the victims of cultural preferences, or whatever.  We can train, and that’s one of the beautiful things of human intelligence.  We can use human intelligence in a way which actually makes us better human beings, and hence we become more beautiful in the societies we live in.  And one of the trainings we’re trying to do is a training in perception.