[Advaita-l] Perception in lightning
sudhanshu.iitk at gmail.com
Sun May 9 10:37:32 EDT 2021
My understanding is as follows. Kindly correct Chandramouli ji.
There is a दण्डायमान श्रोत्र वृत्ति which spans from our body till vishay
desha. Riding on that the antahkaran forms antahkaran vritti from our body
till vishay desha. There owing to samyoga of shrotra and vishaya, mind
forms vsihayAkAra vritti.
Now once this दण्डायमान श्रोत्र वृत्ति is formed and mind and shrotra are
already there at vishaya desha, how will again it need to go there. If due
to change in frequency, it is argued that new vishaya has come about
needing new vritti, then let us keep the frequency same and switch off the
source after 5 minutes.
Considering that vishaya is same, vritti remains same. Mind+shrota of both
a and b are in vishaya desha. Yet, at 10.05.01, a has no auditory
perception but b will continue to have perception till 10.05.10.
It cannot be argued that every moment new vritti is created.
On Sun, 9 May 2021, 19:36 H S Chandramouli, <hschandramouli at gmail.com>
> Namaste Sudhanshu Ji,
> Reg << So, Mind+shrotra going out will not be able to explain the
> differing perception in case of subsequent perception when m+s is
> supposedly already there at vishaya >>,
> It is not that m+s is already at the location of the sound source. And all
> subsequent perceptions of sound will be coterminous with sound production.
> For each sound perception, m+s needs to travel the distance separately for
> that sound perception. That is what is intended. A continuous flow of m+s
> to the sound source. There seems to be no particular objection to
> considering that m+s has a different speed compared to m+c.
> Having said that, Prof Suryanarayana Rao also lists several objections to
> the concept. See Note 28 in his translation of Vedanta Paribhasha.
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> On Sun, May 9, 2021 at 6:53 PM Sudhanshu Shekhar <sudhanshu.iitk at gmail.com>
>> Hari Om Chandramouli ji,
>> It will still be unable to explain subsequent perceptions. Let me
>> Suppose a sound source of adequate intensity produces sound 3.4 km away.
>> It can be experimentally demonstrated that it will take 10 sec to be
>> perceived. Now let there be two observers a and b. A is near the source
>> while b is 3.4 km away. (In an obstruction free space a large clock can
>> also be placed). Sound produced is of different frequencies. Both a and b
>> are noting down the frequencies and time. Suppose sound of frequency x is
>> produced at 10 am. So a will write x--10 am while b will write x--10.00.10.
>> Now at 10.05 suppose sound of frequency y is produced. Then a will write
>> y--10.05. But b will write y--10.05.10. But by this time, mind is already
>> there with shrotra. (3.4 km is a very short distance. Many a times it will
>> be within range of visibility also). So subsequent perceptions should match
>> for observers a and b. But this does not happen. So, Mind+shrotra going out
>> will not be able to explain the differing perception in case of subsequent
>> perception when m+s is supposedly already there at vishaya.
>> On Sun, 9 May, 2021, 6:20 pm H S Chandramouli, <hschandramouli at gmail.com>
>>> Namaste Sudhanshu Ji,
>>> Reg << If the mind does not reach there simultaneously, then the
>>> conclusion would
>>> be attribution of different speeds to mind+chakshu vis-a-vis mind+shrotra
>>> What would be the objection to such a conceptualization?
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>>> On Sun, May 9, 2021 at 1:02 PM Sudhanshu Shekhar via Advaita-l <
>>> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
>>>> Hari Om,
>>>> In case of visual and audible perception, mind is said to go out along
>>>> chakshu and shrota indriya and make contact with vishaya and turn
>>>> vishayAkAra. Reflection of chaitanya then gives rise to visual and
>>>> In case of lightning, if the mind reaches there simultaneously with
>>>> and chakshu, the perception of light and sound should be simultaneous.
>>>> this is not the case.
>>>> If the mind does not reach there simultaneously, then the conclusion
>>>> be attribution of different speeds to mind+chakshu vis-a-vis
>>>> How to understand it in the traditional framework.
>>>> Sudhanshu Shekhar.
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