Posted by: Upāsaka | 07/07/2018

Sañña – The Deceit of Perception

Dhamma teaches us that saññā is the master of deception, but until now I’ve never clearly understood what that means. Only now, inhaling the stench of my own living death, do I understand its significance: My fear of ghosts is nothing more than saññā’s deceptive trickery…From now on, saññā will never again trick me as it has in the past.

Acariya Mun: A Spiritual Biography

The quotes above deal with a monk confronting fear of ghosts in a charnal ground but how often does sañña fool me in regards to attractive things? So often I perceive an attractive form without extending the perception to the foul. May I never be fooled again.

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