by Harnaak Singh (170313)
Gur Sikh Jio. Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh.
MIND – DISCUSSION OF FACULTIES
We have learnt about the six faculties and the workings of each of these faculties in relation to the mind. However we have not delved into the interaction of these faculties. In this article we address this as best as we can.
The first faculty that comes into play for any task is the WILL. Consider the existence of a complicated task. The WILL creates the desire to perform the task.
The PERCEPTION faculty, resorting to IMAGINATION faculty, will access the information related to the task obtaining information from memory (short term and long term) and the SENSES as necessary. The REASON faculty, also resorting to IMAGINATION will then use the information and if necessary obtain further related information from MEMORY; filter, analyse and evaluate the information, make a judgement and decide on what to do. This information will then be passed on to the action organs to act accordingly.
In the event the REASON faculty is not able to decide what to do; the INTUITION faculty in association with the IMAGINATION may provide a solution from the ALL PERVADING CONSCIOUSNESS. In the event there is no solution from the INTUITION faculty, then the task will not be performed.
As an example let’s say that the task is to write the word TASK on a piece of paper. The WILL creates a need to do this task. The PERCEPTION faculty will gather the required information on the requirements, pens of different colour, papers of different colour from the SENSES (which will be seeing the available pens and paper) and the SHORT/LONG TERM MEMORY or past experience. The IMAGINATION faculty will make a visual of the pens and paper in the MIND. This will be done in the SHORT TERM MEMORY. The reason faculty will then analyse the paper colours and pen colours making visual image of the actions in the IMAGINATION faculty. Once the REASON faculty decides on white paper and black pen to suit the need the ACTION ORGANS will be actioned to perform the task.
If the REASON faculty fails to decide on either a black pen or blue pen then the problem is handled by the INTUITION faculty which will decide from ALL PERVADING CONSCIOUSNESS to use the black pen and the REASON faculty will action the use of a black pen on white paper.
A quick look at the picture show only 5 blocks for the faculties but we have discussed 6. You would notice that IMAGINATION is missing as a block. This faculty is combined with the faculties INTUITION, REASON AND PERCEPTION.
The picture shows this diagrammatically.
Thank You for listening and reading. ਗਲਤੀਆਂ ਦੀ ਖਿਮਾ.
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh.
Note: In the next part we will address the intuition faculty further. This is a very important faculty because it is linked to SHARDA and FAITH, both cornerstones of a religion.
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