[Advaita-l] Perception in lightning

Sudhanshu Shekhar sudhanshu.iitk at gmail.com
Mon May 10 10:09:03 EDT 2021

Praveen ji,

How do you define sound? When a drum is struck by a stick, how many sounds
are produced as per you?


On Mon, 10 May 2021, 19:10 Praveen R. Bhat via Advaita-l, <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> I think my question is misunderstood. The two sounds being the same is
> different from saying that the viShaya is the same. If I say "Sudhanshuji"
> twice, they are two different viShayas heard by you. Or if I say "ghaTaH"
> twice, they are two different padas (shabda viShayas) heard by the
> shrotrendrIya twice, while the padArtha is the same ghaTa seen by the
> chakShurindrIya. In that sense, you can't claim that the viShaya is the
> same in the case of shabda as it is in the case of rUpa.
> Kind rgds,
> --Praveen R. Bhat
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