August 1, 01
· Memory is a mental device that brings the past before the present to the mind in the movement of successive events.
· Mind needs no memory as memory is ever-present in it.
· It is only the surface mind when it becomes finite tearing itself away from the infinite that forgets.
· Those who have created the science of astrology had subtle memory in their subliminal opening.
· We have heard of photographic memory, tenacious memory and the memory that facilitates presence of mind which is a coordinating memory.
· Those who enjoy observation are endowed with greater memory.
· Observation can be of an understanding mind that tries to see a law behind observation. Their memory will be great and strong in details relating to the law they perceived.
· The un-understanding man, who enjoys observation, is often a tale-bearer or a gossipmonger and at best a conscience keeper who all delight in being in the flow of life for its own sake. All those people are usually devoid of understanding of any type.
· Memory is primarily mental, but extends to the subtle plane as well as the physical material plane.
· Relics is based on material memory.
· Subtle plane remembers in one man what another gives up or forgets.
· Memory is a faculty which generally operates with the help of another or when seen in coordination with another factor.
· When that factor is SELF, memory works best. “Man remembers what affects him most.”
· People are small in Time and Space and are fully locally-oriented and will not remember anything outside their family or community, however important it is.
· Even if something is forgotten, if it is important to the body like health, a little scratching will bring the fact or number to memory in a flash.
· It is true there are special faculties in people for numbers, shapes, smells, words, etc.
· When an old context that is forgotten is raked up sometimes all the persons, events, and words can come back to memory in some.
· Mother says there is a place in the subtle world where the memory of the earth is stored.
· Re-visiting places can have this effect.
· At all turning points in life, such as job, marriage, first visit to a town, etc. the events of such occasions will be remembered or stick to the memory by themselves.
· You can forget a person who was your roommate for a long time, but remember a brother of his whom you saw for a few hours if he had touched your life.
· Members of our caste, habits, style of dress especially during periods of change will be retained by the memory.
· Professionals will remember the work not the person; the doctors the disease, lawyers the cases, etc. as their own interest is not in the person.
· Fans will remember minor details of actors for years.
· Dislike may work in the reverse. A wife’s birthday or even her name can be forgotten.
· People will remember other members of higher social standing for decades even if they are non-entities now like caste in India, aristocracy in England.
· Every small detail spoken by a VIP will be remembered for his sake.
· Important facts spoken by unimportant people will be remembered, but the person, however close he is, even if he is now talking to you will be totally forgotten.
· ‘It is sin to remember small people.’
· A fact will be sweet in the nth repetition as having spoken it umpteen times it will actually be forgotten.
· Mean people remember all the defects of others so as to use them readily later.
· Obligations are necessarily forgotten.