by Harnaak Singh (170214)

Gur Sikh Jio. Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh.


We have learned about the WILL, PERCEPTION, MEMORY and the REASON faculties of the MIND. MEDITATION aids focus, which strengthens the WILL power.  Our view, others view and DUALITY are considerations for the faculty of PERCEPTION.  MEMORY has three essential parts: SENSORY, SHORT TERM and LONG TERM MEMORY.  REASON filters, analyses, compares, evaluates information and makes judgements.

One point we forgot to include in the previous article (09 – Reason) is LOGIC.  LOGICAL method is applied in reasoning to make a decision.  Both the examples given use the method of logical decision making.  LOGICAL reasoning uses a rational, systematic series of steps on the statements (information) to derive a decision.  In the first example the logical decision making process can be stated as follows.

The statements:  I must flag bus number 11; the bus coming is number 10.

Decision is “Since the bus coming is number 10 but I need to flag bus number 11 therefore I do not flag the bus”.  This is using LOGICAL reasoning to make the decision.

Today we will look at the IMAGINATION faculty of the MIND.

IMAGINATION is the visualisation and feeling (or emotion) capability of the MIND.  This is the ability to form mental images, perceived sensations or conceptualisation of the task at hand especially when these are not being perceived by our FIVE SENSES.  This is essentially creating a visual, emotional or conceptual THOUGHT without an external stimulus.

IMAGINATION is the most complicated and powerful of the six faculties of the mind.  It helps us solve complicated problems essentially by thinking about them and envisioning possible outcomes.  The realm of ideas also falls into this faculty.  IMAGINATION of the task can lead to its practical reality and therefore is important for our success.  IMAGINATION is sort of looking into our reality in the future at the present.  So it is extremely important that our IMAGINATION is always full of THOUGHTS related to FIVE VIRTURES or more commonly termed POSITIVES.  NEGATIVES would be related to FIVE EVILS.

The picture shows this diagrammatically.

Thank You for listening and reading.  ਗਲਤੀਆਂ ਦੀ ਖਿਮਾ.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh.


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