[Advaita-l] Maya and Sunrise Example
srirudra at gmail.com
Sun Feb 2 05:00:55 CST 2014
Dear Sri Suresh
I do not agree.Sunrise is true as perceived by the eyes.But it's cause is different.Sun is stationary but earth's rotation about its axis causes the phenomenon.One can not say there is no sunrise.Rope snake is more appropriate for wrong perception.R.Krishnamoorthy.
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> On 25-Jan-2014, at 6:21 pm, Suresh <mayavaadi at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Most people explain maya using the snake-rope example (or silver, mirage etc.), but wouldn't the sunrise example be better? Rope-snake example leads to the problem: there is an error in perception, which is later on corrected. In sunrise example, there is no error in perception. According to perception - which is never corrected - sun rises, period.
> Point is, the event called sunrise is false, yet we perceive it 100 times out of 100 .... establishing that even if perception isn't faulty, it still gives us wrong knowledge. Also that if something is perceived, it doesn't necessarily have to be true. Sunrise (jagat) is clearly perceived, yet it is false. Earth's movement (Brahman) is not perceived, yet it is true.
> So wouldn't the sunrise example be better in explaining maya, ignorance, and all the rest?
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