Thich Nhat Hanh - on Right View
"We have an idea of happiness. We believe that only certain conditions will make us happy. But it is often our very idea of happiness that prevents us from being happy.
We have to look deeply into our perceptions in order to become free of them. Then, what has been a perception becomes an insight, a realization of the path.
This is neither perception nor non perception. It is a clear vision, seeing things as they are.
Our happiness and the happiness of those around us depend on our degree of Right View. Touching reality deeply
- knowing what is going on inside and outside of ourselves is the way to liberate ourselves from the suffering that is caused by wrong perception.
Right View is not an ideology, a system, or even a path.
It is the insight we have into the reality of life, a living insight that fills us with understanding, peace, and love."