When I was looking for key phrase for the title of this post, I found myself a bit stumped. Both ideas are pretty important! In truth, I suppose that having clear perceptions is the most important. And being able to clearly see the world, with our experience untainted by desire or attachments sounds wonderful, and would probably make it possible for us to grow in ways we can’t begin to imagine.
And yet…. We also learn so much when we’re hanging out with people who are virtuous and wise. If they’re not *too* far beyond our own level, there is so much inspiration in seeing how they react to things, how they deal with difficult situations and people. May we all deeply experience both these states!
May our senses and perceptions be free of desire and attachments,
and may we always enjoy the company the virtuous and wise.