What is the correct concept of the term ‘The Perception'?

What is the correct concept of the term 'The Perception'?

Well, we can understand it by the hypothetical examples of the two hypothetical individuals X and Y.


X travels on foot all the way from New Delhi to Kathmandu and declares that the only way one can reach Kathmandu is on foot. When someone tells X that one can reach Kathmandu even by an airplane or bus, the X refuses to believe in it.


Y flies to Kathmandu from New Delhi, in an airplane and declares that the only way one can reach Kathmandu is only by an airplane. When someone tells Y that one can reach Kathmandu by a bus or even on foot, Y refuses to believe in it.


Both X and Y are correct in their own limited perceptions based on individual limited experiences. One can clearly see that their perceptions are limited and as such incorrect. Thus, it would be wrong for X to insist that the Y's perception is correct only if Y followed the X's perception and vice-versa.
The above quoted hypothetical example is applicable to the spiritual field, too. Different saadhakas have different perceptions based on their individual experiences and as such it would be totally wrong for any saadhaka to insist that those not following that saadhaka's perception are fully wrong or don't know what the truth is. The story of several blind men describing an elephant, by reverential Swami Ram Krishna Paramahansa in this regard is too well known to be repeated here.


But, yes, the ‘correct' remains the ‘correct' only. For example, the Moon shall remain the Mon and cannot be called the Sun. The one who perceives the Moon as the Sun is definitely having wrong perception! The ‘Daevas' shall continue to be correctly perceived as ‘Daevas' only and not incorrectly as the Asuras. The one who perceives the Daevas to be the Asuras is definitely having a total wrong perception.

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