Thought of the week

During my stay in Pemakö, I fully realized what "pure perception" of a place or environment means. I had a clear sense that the only barrier between my mental state and pure vision was the one I created through my habitual tendencies. It was enough for me to dissolve these artificial barriers to perceive the primordial purity of the infinity of phenomena, as it is and has always been. Of course, I only came a little closer to such realization, but I had a foretaste more than ever, which filled me with pure bliss and great inner lightness.

Matthieu Ricard
carnets d'un moine errant p. 684