- Monday, 19 May 2014
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Externally, the activities performed while engaging in both imitating (anukaraṇa) and following (anusaraṇa) seem to be the same, just as the outward appearance of fool’s gold (iron pyrite) and pure gold are for the most part identical. To be clear, anukaraṇa is synonymous with pretension. A tendency exists in our hearts for such pretension, and it has been called vipralipsā; the tendency to cheat or delude others. That tendency leads us to deceive others for the purpose of accumulating prestige (pratiṣṭhā) and the like...