MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 13-1-2.
Chapter 13-CHITTA AND MEMORY-1-2.
1. WHAT IS CHITTA?-2.
Subconscious mind is termed Chitta in Vedanta.
Much of your subconsciousness consists of submerged experiences, memories thrown into the background but recoverable.
The Chitta is like a calm lake and thoughts are like waves upon the surface of this lake and name and form are the normal ways in which these waves rise.
No wave can rise without name and form.
The functions of the Chitta are Smriti or Smarana, Dharana, attention and Anusandhana (enquiry or investigation).
When you repeat the Japa of a Mantra, it is the Chitta that does the Smarana.
It does a lot of work.
It turns out better work than the mind or Buddhi.
Next : 2. THE FIELD OF SUBCONSCIOUS MENTATION-1.
To be continued ..