The first statement seems to say (with apologies to RG1) that perceptions and experiences could be one and the same or not one and the same.TimeSeeker wrote: ↑Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:39 pm How do you reconcile this statement ^^^^^With this statement ^^^^^
To me, the second statement says that perceptions (and/or experiences, according to first statement) are not to be trusted.
In any case, neither statement seems to contradict the other. As such, they are reconciled by not being contradictory.
There’s no way to know.
Right, they could be the same or different. There’s no way to determine which is which.
Could be. Or not.
I don’t know, but it would be fair (yet trivial) to say it is or is not. That covers all the possibilities, anyway.
Perhaps RG1 sees it differently, but I would say the following are all ways that I might encounter a tree:
I see a tree (it is nearby).
I hear a tree (its leaves make sounds when blowing in the wind).
I feel a tree (I touch it).
I smell a tree (it has the fragrance of maple syrup).
I taste a tree (I licked the bark, on a dare).
I perceive a tree (via any number of the senses above).
I experience a tree (via any number of the above).
I could also experience a tree falling or being cut down or burning or floating…