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THE SENSES Concepts and ideologies such as the Veil of Maya have tried to declare the philosophical interpretation of the reality of the world These conceptions are helpful in analyzing the importance of our senses and to assess the belief that whatever we observe is not all reality but there is something beyond that apparent reality Philosophers like Plato and Aristotle have developed their own theories relating to the reality of the world and which gives us the necessary knowledge to judge our senses as a means to observe the outer world Plato has defined the objective world as an illusion and relates to objective appearances which we call objects things etc as illusionary objects His classical example of slaves staring at shadows can best define his conception of objects and things According to him the real world objects that we term as things or physical body are nothing more than shadows and those who limit their perception to these shadows are separating themselves from reality Hence Platos philosophy of real world implies that whatever we experience in our daily lives through our senses is in fact an illusion and the reality is something beyond that illusion Platos philosophical doctrine implies that not one of us actually lives in external reality and even if we did we were unable to understand it When we are experiencing any situation such as watching a landscape or walking across a road we are actually assigning the meaning to the external real world through our visual cortex Whatever we see around us is believed to be an illusion called by the philosophers as the Veil of Maya The conception of Maya as defined by the metaphysicians is that whatever we can see feel hear sense through our five senses is not the only reality of world and that the reality is far beyond what our senses can actually experience For instance if one would never observe or experience
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