viparyayaDevanāgarī: विपर्यय Translation: wrong perception, misapprehension, error, mistake; intrinsic misconception; reversed, inverted, perverse, contrary to Similar words:avidyā Opposite words:pramāṇa, pratyakṣa Related concepts:vikalpa
Appears inYoga Sūtra: Sāṃkhya Kārikā:
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“Even when our understanding is consistent with our perception or repeated experience,
it does not necessarily indicate a fact.
if we assume that a person is a woman simply because that person is dressed in a woman’s clothes,
this is called Viparyaya or mental activity that is based on something other than fact.
Viparyaya, then, is comprehension based on a perceived characteristic in the observer,
which leads to false assumptions.”
– T Krishnamacharya on Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 8
“The way to Yoga is experienced
through the art of living skilfully
within the defects of translation,
rather than aspiring romantically
after the effects of transcendence.”
– Paul Harvey on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Two verse 50
“These problems in our observation are related to the mixing of:
- Vikalpa: Imagination is already there operating when we begin to observe. All the more that we are better and better informed about what we should see, etc.
- Smṛti: Memory is, unfortunately, never factual.
Finally, we should never forget that all conclusions are wrong, because things change. Hence the importance of private lessons, which allow for more flexibility.”
– TKV Desikachar 1981
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