by Harnaak Singh       (170222)

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


We have learned about the WILL, PERCEPTION, MEMORY, REASON and the IMAGINATION 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.  IMAGINATION is a complicated but powerful faculty which looks at our future reality at the present.

Today we touch on the INTUITION (ਸਹਜ, ਅਨਭਉ) faculty of the MIND.

Often, we go to sleep with a problem in our MIND and the next morning, presto, we have an answer to the problem.  The answer has miraculously come about.  This answer came through our INTUITION.  INTUITION and IMAGINATION work very much hand in hand to find solutions to difficult tasks.  If a difficult task at hand is effectively IMAGINED, with full faith in a solution, INTUITION will suddenly provide a solution.  

INTUITION is a direct realisation or perception of a solution to a task INDEPENDENT of the REASONING faculty.  Putting it another way, INTUITION is knowledge or belief generated in the immediacy sort of through “thin air” or a “mystical extra-sensory perception”.   Some call it a “gut-feeling”.

There are myriad of explanations of the working of INTUITION, some are listed below.

  • • THOUGHT sets up a broadcast of thought-wave vibrations into the universe.  Likewise one picks up thought-wave vibrations which are solutions.   
  • • It is an internal process that relies on past experience.  It occurs subconsciously and very quickly.
  • • The fundamental substance of the universe is consciousness; we shall call it ALL PERVADING CONSCIOUSNESS.  INTUITION is our connection to the “mother ship”, the ALL PERVADING CONSCIOUSNESS; some call it GOD who knows everything.

Which explanation is right is not relevant at this point in our context.  What matters is that it works; all we have to do is to pay attention to it.  We have to practice daily to hone this ability and the key is to let go our REASONING faculty to benefit from INTUITION.  

INTUITION is sort of the “magic moments” that we experience but cannot explain so we attribute them to co-incidence.  If we are alert to what is going on around us and be open minded we will see this magic moments.  INTUITION is not a “hairy fairy magical concept”; it is science – METAPHYSICAL SCIENCE.

The following quote attributed to Albert Einstein highlights the importance of INTUITION working together with IMAGINATION and what we can achieve with this faculty.

 “I believe in INTUITION and inspiration. IMAGINATION is more important than knowledge.  For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research.”

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Thank You for listening and reading.  ਗਲਤੀਆਂ ਦੀ ਖਿਮਾ.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh.

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