MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 13-3



Chapter 13-CHITTA AND MEMORY-3

3. MEMORY


Smriti or memory is a function of Chitta (subconscious mind).

Memory is used in two senses.

We say, “Mr. John has got a good memory.”

Here it means that Mr. John’s capacity of the mind to store up its past experiences is very good.

Sometimes we say, “I have no memory of that incident.”

Here, you cannot bring up to the surface of the conscious mind, in its original form, the incident that took place some years ago. It is an act of remembering.

You do not get any new knowledge through memory.

It is only a reproduction.



If the experience is fresh, you can have a complete recall of your past experience through memory.

In ordinary recollection there is a temporal coefficient. In personal memory there is a specific coefficient. That which acts together with another thing is a coefficient.

In Mathematics, the numerical or literal factor prefixed to an unkown quantity in an algebraic term is a coefficient.

Next : 4. HOW DOES MEMORY ARISE

   
Swami Sivananda
To be continued ..




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