reality is actually principles

| Kalaw Retreat Mar 2017 - Day 9 Discussion Group B (24:27-26:11)

Reality is actually principles. When we understand one reality, when we see its truth, we begin to recognize the same principle in action although the object is not the same. You have understood the way greed works. Even though you’re not wanting the same thing anymore, you can still see greed at work. You’re recognizing it more.

Initially, yes, wisdom also prefers things – wisdom prefers things that are beneficial because it is understood, not out of craving. But you have to also be vigilant because it can turn into greed without your noticing it.