or later he would be absorbed into the infinite Brahm, the bliss of vast unconsciousness ?
Like Plato and many of his followers, the Hindoos based much of their philosophy on the supposed " Illusions of the Senses. " But our modern science of physiology has clearly proved that sensations are not illusory. In a state of health the eye, the ear, the skin and other organs of sense always tell the truth. They send into the brain correct reports of the impressions which they have received. If a mistake is made in the matter, if deception occurs, then the fault lies with our reason, not with the sensation. For it is always the proper work of reason to take the impressions of the senses and combine these into a judgment of what is true in the case. The reason may form its judgment without comparing a sufficient number of reports from the senses. For example, the senses do not tell us that the sun rises and sets, or revolves around the earth. The sense of vision in this case simply reports that the sun, or that red disk, appears in different directions, or at successive positions, during the day. It disappears in the west and reappears in the east. The reasoning faculties connect these appearances and comparing them with other experiences in which successive impressions have been felt, the reasoning faculties conclude that the sun is in motion. But in this case the data was incomplete and reason has failed to take into account all the facts. By walking around another person who is sitting still, and then standing still while that person turns himself round, we may easily prove that the successive appearances would be just the same whether it were the sun that moved