A History of Indian Philosophy, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)

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Such analogies of error naturally suggest the supposition that there must be some reality which is mistaken as some other thing; but, as has already been explained, the Buddhists emphasized the fact that, in dreams, the illusory appearances were no doubt objec tively known as objective presentations of which we had previously become aware - experiences through which we pass, though there is no reality on which these appearances rest or are imposed. It was here that Sankara differed. Thus, in his introduction to the commentary on the brahma-sana he says that the essence of all illusory perception is that one thing is mistaken for another, that the qualities, characteristics or attributes of one thing are taken for the qualities, characteristics or attributes of another. Illusion is defined as the false appearance in some object of something.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Surendranath Dasgupta


Published Date - August 23 2019

ISBN - 9780331457216

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 3.7 cm

Page Count - 632

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