Sutra 1.8

Picture from sipra's trip to the American Southwest.

Picture from sipra's trip to the American Southwest.

विपर्ययो मिथ्याज्ञानमतद्रूपप्रतिष्ठम्॥८॥

vipara-yayo mithyaag~gyaanam atad-roopa pratisht-tham
"Illusion is false knowledge without an objective basis."

Conflicts often arise from our varied and differing perception of the same things. Just observe the political scene right now. You would think the two opposing sides in the US electoral battle lived on two different continents or in two different worlds. What appeals to our particular circumstance or experience becomes our reality but that is not necessarily the truth. 

Chris Johnson