Consciousness, which is our true Self, animates the mind, which begins its life by manifesting itself in modes. The mental modes, or the faculties of knowledge, are the understanding, reason and the power of judgement. Reason probes into the world and tries to understand what is beyond it—the ultimate cause of all the effects. The child breaks its pet toy in an effort to discover its cause.
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This article is from the Spring 2020 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.