MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 13-6-2.





Chapter 13-CHITTA AND MEMORY-6-2.

6. THE PROCESS OF RECOLLECTION-2.


What a wonderful mechanism it is!

Who is the driver for these dual minds?

Who created these?

What a magnanimous Being He must be!

My hairs stand on their ends when I think of Him!

My pen quivers when I write.

Don’t you like to dwell with Him?

What a great privilege and joy it is to be in communion with Him!



When you try to remember something, sometimes you cannot remember.

After some time, the forgotten something flashes out to the conscious mind.

How do you explain this?

It is a slip of memory.

The Samkaras of the particular thing has sunk deep.

The Chitta, which is the storehouse of Samskaras (and whose function is memory), has to exert a bit, to analyse and sort and bring it to the
surface of the conscious mind through the trapdoor.



After some exertion, revival of the old Samskaras takes place and the forgotten idea, or name of a person, which you wished to recollect
sometime back, suddenly flashes to the conscious or objective mind.

There ought to have been some congestion in the brain, which might have prevented the revival of a forgotten thing, idea or person.

As soon as the congestion is relieved, the forgotten idea floats on the surface of the mind.

When the mind is calm, memory becomes keen.


Next : 7. POWER OF MEMORY


Swami Sivananda
To be continued ..



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