Jaldhar H. Vyas
jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Mon Feb 22 06:33:53 CST 1999
On Sun, 21 Feb 1999, Ashish Chandra wrote:
> Jay wrote :
> 'The snake in the rope DOES illustrate the relationship between maya and
> The snake does not *realize* the rope. There is no snake in the rope. Here
> the perceiver is the snake alone. There should be no third person who is
> the observer. The whole argument is probably misconstrued.
Well not quite. The full example is this. A man wakes up in the night
and feeling something under his foot, thinks "Aaargh! It's a snake." On
lighting a lamp, he realizes that what he thought was a snake was ust a
piece of rope.
The man is the Jiva bound by avidya. The snake is Maya. The rope is
Brahman and the light is Jnana.
Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
"bhava shankara deshikame sharaNam"
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