MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 12-7.3.
River Kaveri ( Karnataka ) Bharatham -
Chapter-12. THEORY OF PERCEPTION : 7.3.
7. MENTAL COGNITION TAKES PLACE SERIALLY-3.
When the mind gives attention and is attached to the sense of sight, it can only see.
It cannot hear.
It cannot hear and see at the same time.
It is everybodys daily experience.
When your mind is wholly absorbed in deep study of some interesting book, you cannot hear even if a man shouts, because the mind was not there (with the sense of hearing).
My mind was elsewhere, I did not see; my mind was elsewhere, I did not hear, for man sees with his mind and hears with his mind.
Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, I-v-3).
When you seriously think of a problem, you can neither see nor hear nor feel.
All the Indriyas are detached from the mind.
There is only the process of Anusandhana (enquiry or investigation) by the Chitta (the mental substance).
To be continued ..