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Do you hear what I hear?

Many people have difficulty accepting the teaching that our perceptions of objects are in fact internal mental representations, more revealing of our own capabilities, tendencies, and dispositions than of any verifiable external reality. The teaching appears counterintuitive, or perhaps a … Continue reading

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Perception and inference

The means of validly cognizing an object directly is perception (pratyaksha), and the means of validly cognizing an object indirectly is inference (anumana).  The function of perception is to directly reveal the object present to the senses. Subsequently, it is … Continue reading

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