Can anyone tell what is pratyaksha pramANa? What does it include? Only 5 sense organs or even intellect or mind also? Can apprehension power be termed as Direct Perception aka Pratyaksha pramANa?
Well, there are different types of pramana like anumana, upamana,sabdha, pratyaksha e.t.c. All these different pramana will help you gain knowledge.
Pratyaksha pramana is a one form of knowledge (or rather source of knowledge) which can be gathered through perception.
Pratyaksha means direct, live (e.g. live cricket match). Pramana means proof. Your sense organ is the most important part in pratyaksha pramana because anything you touch or taste or hear will be perceived by your senses and that is how you will gain knowledge about that particular object or thing. These are external perception. However, everytime you perceive something your mind is what makes a distinction. Without your mind you perception won't make much of a difference. So, senses and mind both are included in this pramana
Sometime, this perception may give you false results. Let's say at night time you see a small piece of rope and compare it with a snake.
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