Improving our Memory

From a lecture given by Hari Prasad Shastri

This is the hour of concentration on truth, of reviving the spirit in its innate nature and capacity, of filling the heart with peace, of finding satisfaction in the contemplation of the imperishable and immutable in the world. OM.
This discourse is on memory and the laws governing the functioning of memory and how it may be improved.

First, I remind you that if we remembered everything we see, hear, touch, smell, taste and speak, our life would be barren. Therefore we have to discriminate and find out what we ought to learn and what forget. Sometimes the process of forgetting is as important, if not more important, than the process of learning. We should learn how to remember and also how to forget. If we do not remember what to forget, we will not be able to recall those things we ought not to forget.

First of all, as seekers of ultimate Truth, there are certain basic facts we should never forget.

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This article is from the Spring 2018 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.