A skilled tailor takes one look at you and knows precisely what to trim or hem in order to achieve the perfect fit. Over 2,600 years ago, the greatest tailor of them all, the Buddha, could see straight into our souls and tell us precisely what adjustments in our perception were needed. Consequently, many people achieved enlightenment in that era.
In the age of information, we have ready access to a wealth of teachings that claim to have originated from the Buddha. The challenge today’s practitioners face lies in having to sift through and discern which teachings are accurate, as well as which teachings specifically apply to us.
Venerable Acariya Thoon Khippapanyo recognized the flaws in techniques commonly practiced in contemporary times. In this sermon, he hands us the tools needed in order to become our own tailor. What should we keep? What should we trim? What needs to be completely altered? It is up to you to transform yourself and achieve the perfect fit.