When you change your perception, you can find the end of all suffering inside yourself. The perception we have of ourselves and others often limits us and leads to suffering. Perceptions matter, and they can be limiting. Whenever you get a project to do, just do it. Don’t think about it. Whenever it’s time to meditate, just meditate. Don’t think about it. Whatever you happen to do in life, when it’s time to die, do it. Stop thinking about it. Meditation is a practice of transforming our pathological perceptions of the world. When we understand this, we can create new, healthier perceptions which will free us from suffering.
You can find the transcription and other related information on the Ajahn Brahm Podcast website. Click here for the episode on the Trickery of Perception.
This dhamma talk was originally recorded on cassette tape on 30th November 2001. It has now been remastered and published by the Everyday Dhamma Network, and will be of interest to his many fans.
These talks by Ajahn Brahm have been recorded and made available for free distribution by the Buddhist Society of Western Australia. You can support the Buddhist Society of Western Australia by pledging your support via their Patreon page.