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By John Grimes

It comprises etymological roots and the meanings of phrases basic to epistemology, metaphysics, and sensible teachings of the heterodox and orthodox faculties of Indian philosophy. Cross-referncing has been supplied and numerous charts are integrated that supply information about relationships, different types, and sourcebooks correct to the person colleges. This new and revised 3rd variation provides a finished dictionary of Indian philosophical phrases, delivering the phrases in either devanagari and roman transliteration in addition to an English translation. It deals detailed meanings of phrases used as technical phrases inside specific philosophical platforms.

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In experiencing the “apple,” we directly experience a red color, a crisp texture, a tangy flavor, etc. The experience of Bali is the same – what is given directly to experience is sensations, thoughts and feelings. ” The label is an interpretation. And yet we’ll come to find out that direct experience is actually simpler than this. We discover that in direct experience there are actually no objects at all, and nothing pointing to any objects. This is beautifully simple. And just how we make this discovery is the purpose of this book.

Of course, nondualism submits the notion of the “person” to radical scrutiny, but this does not mean that one must stop going to the dentist. One can very well participate in these other activities without taking their goals and models as literal, objective truths. In many cases, each activity helps the other. The various therapies have various goals, corresponding with the needs of the person. A person may want to do nondual inquiry, but may be blocked by severe physical or mental pain. In such a case, the “direct path” to the relief from that pain is not nondual inquiry at all, but physical or mental therapy.

But this intellectual conclusion is not enough to overpower the strong belief that there are thoughts and images “on the inside” and a world “on the outside” which match. We still think and feel as though there is a match in which the object causes the idea, and the idea resembles the object. We need to experience directly that this set of “realist” assumptions is never verified. The Reality Effect By “reality effect” I mean the feeling that something is really real, in the way described by some variation of realism.

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