The Science of effortless memory

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The Science of effortless memory

ram first picOne of the most sophisticated systems in human body is the brain, and even more sophisticated is the way in which it stores and retrieves information. Every moment, the brain receives a number of internal and external inputs in the form of signals, and it stores them in a particular pattern. How one interprets and assimilates this information becomes a key factor in deciding the quality of one’s life. By changing the quality of one’s memory one can change the very quality of their life.

One of the leading scientists of the inner world, sage Patanjali, beautifully says, “Anabhuta vishaya asaam pramosha smruthi”.   It  means,  “The  recall  of the  mental  impressions  of  past  events  from  the subconscious mind is memory.” Sometimes people remember that which is not required; sometimes they don’t remember that which is required. Memory is responsible for all the joys one experiences in the outer world. Not using memory is responsible for many of the sufferings one goes through in the outer world.  Memory is also responsible for all the inner disturbances. It becomes important to see the paradox here: in the outer world using memory  brings  comforts,  luxury  and  needed things,  but  not  using  memory  brings  suffering, absent-mindedness  and  disturbance.  In the inner world , using  memory  brings  all  kinds of  psychological  problems,  while relaxing  from  memory  brings tremendous joy and peace.

ram second picWhenever a thought arises, without supporting that thought, without  rejecting that  thought, without  acting  in  favour or  against  that  thought,  simply relaxing  from  a  thought  is  called ‘unclutching’. 

Unclutching from memory in the inner world brings tremendous bliss.

For convenience, memory can be broadly classified into three different types.  The first kind of memory is “Table Memory”. It is  called  “Table  Memory”  because  it  is similar  to  everyday  items  which  we  keep on our desk. This kind of memory involves casual tasks like recognizing one’s relatives and friends, recognizing the place where they live etc.  These files are directly connected to the day-to-day activities and can be recalled without any effort. The second kind of memory is the “Cupboard Memory”. They are like the Objects kept in the cupboard. One can retrieve them as per their requirements.  For example, the information regarding an old vacation, an old journey, the name of an old friend is stored as cupboard memories.  The third kind of memory is “Archived Memory”.

One needs to have a special key to access these memories.  For example, past birth memories can be remembered by working with special meditation techniques. If the table  is  too  overloaded  with  memories there  is  an  automatic  mechanism  which moves  the  files  from  the  table  to  the cupboard or the archives.

When the aboveconcept is   applied effectively, it can liberate people from their psychological problems.  Psychological problems are actually a luxury.  One needs to constantly brood over them to have psychiatric troubles. Patanjali, an enlightened master who is the author of the Yoga Sutras, says, the recall of mental impressions of the past events from the subconscious mind is memory.

So how can memory be used effectively without creating any congestion of thoughts or other psychological troubles? The best way to  use  memory  is  to  use  it  more  and  more when it comes to the outer world. Unclutch from it more and more, when it comes to the inner world. This is the sutra, this is the thumb rule. When one unclutches from the memories, relaxes from them in the inner world, tremendous spontaneity and ability to remain in the present moment will happen. The more it is used in the outer world to store and retrieve information, more and more leadership will happen in a person. Leader is a person who can handle large amounts of memory with very sharp quality of presence. When one  unclutches  from  the  memory in  the  inner  world,  tremendous  feeling  of security  starts  happening  in  them.  Only a person, who can unclutch from his memory, can feel completely secure.

When one learns the technique of unclutching, the quantity of memory available and the quality of retrieval both increase exponentially. For example, the information which is in many high resolution images can be saved in a single word document, the size of  which  is  lesser  than  the  size  of  a  single image.  Similarly if  one  can  store  memory files  without  emotional  attachment,  the ability to store and the ability to retrieve both are  tremendously  increased.  By constantly unclutching from memories, everything is converted into a Word document.  By constantly remembering the past mistakes guilt is created.  But by unclutching from the past memories, one can assimilate the essence and experience of the mistakes. Learning from   the   past   experiences means assimilating. Experience does not mean the number  of  incidents  one  goes  through  in life;  it  simply  means  the  number  of  lessons learned  from  those  incidents.  There is no need to remember past incidents, we just need to update and upgrade ourselves from the past lessons. One can catch this truth by simply unclutching from memories for about ten days.

ram third picMemory when it  is used in the outer world can bring more and more joys and comforts. If one can unclutch from the memory in the inner world, it can bring more and more peace and bliss. By learning to unclutch one can have, what Buddha calls, “Right Remembrance.”

Having the right remembrance is Jeevan Mukti – Living Enlightenment.

Transcript derived from the discourse given by a living enlightened master “paramahamsa nithyananda” in arizona, usa. Paramahamsa Nithyananda brings to us a wealth of practical wisdom, meditation techniques, kriyas and tools for lasting inner transformation. A trained yogi, a powerful spiritual healer and a siddha, Paramahamsa Nithyananda is working actively with scientists and researchers worldwide to decode the mystical yogic sciences of the East, including levitation, teleportation and manifestation (materialization).He is the author of more than 300 spiritual books.

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