MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 14-3.




Chapter 14 -SAMSKARAM-S : 3.

3. HOW THE SAMSKARA IS FORMED


An experience in the sense-plane sinks down into the depths of the subconscious mind (Chitta) and becomes there a ‘Samskara’ (impression).

A Samskara of an experience is formed or developed in the Chitta at the very moment that the mind is experiencing something.

There is no gap between the present experience and the formation of a Samskara in the subconscious mind.

 A specific experience leaves a specific Samskara.

The memory of this specific experience springs from that particular Samskara only, which was formed out of that particular experience.



When you perceive an orange and taste for the first time, you get knowledge of an orange.

You know its taste.

You know the object, orange.

A Samskara is formed in the subconscious mind at once.

At any time, this Samskara can generate a memory of the object, orange and knowledge of an orange.

Though the object and the act of knowledge are distinguishable, yet they are inseparable.

Next : 4. CYCLIC CAUSATION OF THOUGHT AND SAMSKARA

Swami Sivananda
To be continued ..



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