Perfectionism is No Fault?
It’s bizarre when some Buddhists see ethical perfectionism as a fault. It’s not that all are perfectionistic out of attachment for ourselves, but that our ethics do need to be perfected as part of the path towards spiritual perfection, to better protect other beings. Why else is there a perfection (paramita) called ‘moral conduct’? It is ‘imperfectionism’, or the tendency to settle for imperfection, due to lack of discipline, that is the real fault.