Sunday, April 29, 2007

Yoga Sutras 1.8: The nature of incorrect knowledge
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Yoga Sutra1.8: Incorrect knowledge or illusion (viparyaya) is false knowledge formed by perceiving a thing as being other than what it really is.
(viparyayah mithya jnanam atad rupa pratistham)

viparyayah = unreal cognition, indiscrimination, perverse cognition, wrong knowledge, misconception, incorrect knowing, not seeing clearly

mithya = of the unreal, of the false, erroneous, illusory

jnanam = knowing, knowledge

atad = not its own, not that

rupa = form, nature, appearance

pratistham = based on, possessing, established, occupying, steadfast, standing

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