[INDOLOGY] the water fowl illusion

David and Nancy Reigle dnreigle at gmail.com
Fri May 13 15:39:24 UTC 2016

Dear James,

It seems that no one knows of the *kalahaṃsa-māyā*. Can you provide the
reference? I assume that you used the 1965 edition of *The Collected Works
of Bu-ston*. I suppose that you meant *sgyu ma* rather than *sgru ma* in *chu
skyar gyi sgru ma*, since you translated it as *māyā*. But perhaps a
different word is meant. It may be worth checking the two different
manuscripts of Bu ston's annotated edition of the *Vimalaprabhā* in cursive
script that have been published since, for variant readings.

Best regards,

David Reigle
Colorado, U.S.A.

On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 8:21 AM, James Hartzell <james.hartzell at gmail.com>

> Hi all
> I came across a reference today in Buston's commentary on the Vimalaprabhā
> of the Kālacakratantra to the
> chu skyar gyi sgru ma
> or
> kalahaṃsa-māyā
> The referent to a water-fowl/gander/duck/swan/drake-illusion is not
> familiar to me.
> Mght someone know what this particular illusion is, and have some
> references?
> Cheers
> James
> --
> James Hartzell, PhD(2x)
> Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC)
> The University of Trento, Italy
> and
> Center for Buddhist Studies
> Columbia Universtiy, USA
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