MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 12-7.2.



River Kaveri ( Karnataka ) Bharatham -


Chapter-12. THEORY OF PERCEPTION : 7.2.

7. MENTAL COGNITION TAKES PLACE SERIALLY-2.

Perception through the finite mind or cognition or experience takes place serially and not simultaneousely.

Simultaneous knowledge can only be had in Nirvikalpa Samadhi where past and future merge in the present.

Only a Yogin will have simultaneous knowledge.


A man of the world with a finite mind can have only a knowledge in succession.

Two thoughts, however closely related to each other, cannot exist at the same time.

The nature of the internal organism (Antahkarana or Manas) prevents our having more than one aspect of an object at each instant presented to consciousness.

Though several objects may come in contact simultaneously with the different sense-organs, yet the mind acts like a gatekeeper who can admit only one person at a time through the gate.

The mind can send only one kind of sensation at a time into the mental factory inside for the manufacture of a decent percept and a nice concept.


Swami Sivananda
To be continued ..

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