MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 8-3.2.


Chapter 8 -THE MENTAL FACULTIES : 3.

 3. THE SIX IMPORTANT POWERS OF MIND :- 2.

1. Vedana-Sakti

Vedana-Sakti is power of cognition or sensation or power of perception and knowing through Indriyas or senses (Indriya-Jnana or sense-knowledge).


2. Smriti-Sakti

The Smriti-Sakti does three things.

1. It grasps.

2. It holds.

3. It brings to memory whenever a thing is needed.

Though the power of grasping is done by the Vedana-Sakti of the mind (power of perception or cognition), the Smriti-Sakti also participates in the act of grasping.

Suppose you hear the sound of a bell in the temple.

The memory Sakti grasps it.

Then it retains it through Dharana.

When you hear again the sound of the temple bell, it at once reminds you, “This is the temple bell.

This is not the hostel bell.”


In Dhyana, the mind grasps and takes possession of its perceptions or judgments.

It makes the content of the idea its own.

It strengthens the Samskaras so that a voluntary recall is rendered easy.

Next : 3.Bhavana-Sakti and 4. Manisha-Sakti

Swami Sivananda
To be continued  ...




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