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151)     Concept and Real-Idea belong to the consciousness and substance of No. 1.

Senses observe a fact. It is called datum. It is a sensible fact, i.e. it carries the sense impression along with the fact.

It is fed to the Mind which removes the sense impression and takes only the fact.

The contribution of Vedanta to knowledge is "Reason is born when the fact sheds the sense impression".

Such facts are the primal mental material. They are stored in memory.

Mind organises some of these facts around its useful view as Information.

Thus Information is facts organised impersonally.

Organised personally it becomes opinion.

When Mind takes two or more facts and relates them in its own context, a thought emerges.

A personal thought impersonalised is universal. It becomes an idea.

Constructed from below, it is a concept; received from above, it is an idea.

Will and knowledge are separate at the level of Idea.

Will fusing with knowledge is self-effective. It is Real-Idea.

Teaching children information, it is stored in their memory. They earn a degree.

Teaching them to think, they can become scholars and thinkers.

If you are a voracious reader you may know books contain facts, rarely thoughts.

The French Prime Minister lamented to the President of the World Bank that there are no thinkers in the world.

The thinker is rare; the original thinker is rarer still.

We know Mind was born in Greece; but no writer tells us why.

In 1929 the world suffered the Depression. Still its cause is unknown.

Marx called the proletariat to rise in revolt. The world expected England or Germany to respond. It was Russia that responded. Nobody knows why.

Books are being written about the world wars. The causes are being explored.

Even ideas can be taught in the schools now.

Should a school attempt it and some kids respond, they will become geniuses.

A genius is one who reaches original ideas in any field.

The body works. It neither feels nor thinks.

The vital releases energy and energises the Mind as well as the body.

It is incapable of thought.

Mind thinks. It is the thinker in us.

To start with, its thoughts are about work.

It is situated in No. 3. Here thought is a decision in the consciousness.

In the substance it is determination.

Mind too can feel.

Its feeling is organised as sentiment in No. 2.

When the feeling part of it is removed, the sentiment becomes a pure thought.

It moves to No.1.

Great original thinkers, philosophers, and logicians belong to No. 1.

As elsewhere it has two parts -- the consciousness on the surface and the substance in the depth.

Thoughts are conceived in the Mind.

It is a concept. It is constructed from thoughts.

Received from above, it is an Idea; constructed from below, it is a concept.

Moving from consciousness to the substance in No.1, it matures.

It matures into Real-Idea.

Will and knowledge are fused in Real-Idea.

Therefore its thought is self-effectuating.

The result here is instantaneous.

We call this power the mental part of the Mind.

No.1 has been assigned to this in our scheme of 1 to 9.

152)     The Self-conception of Mind is seated in No. 1.

In principle No. we said the seat of conception is No. 1.

There it was analysed as a pure impersonal process taking place on its own.

Man has a personality.

He has a thinking personality in his Mind.

It is variously called in philosophy.

To some it is Man.

Others call it his personality or character.

It is also described as ‘I'.

Psychology knows it as ego.

The process of conceptualisation can be known as one of the following.

            ─         A simple natural process.

─         A particularly mental process.

─         A mental process of the social individual.

            ─         An aggressive process of organised ego.

            ─         An impersonal process of mental abstraction.

            ─         A universal process of a genius touching the Mind.

            ─         A divinely inspiring process expressing in the Mind.

            ─         A physical material process revealed in Mind.

            ─         A vital process Mind has stumbled upon.

The above do not occur in pure isolation for the sake of keeping its identity.

They occur either in their purity of isolation or partly mixed with others.

What determines is the occasion. We know some of them.

  • The writing of Symposium was a mental quest.
  • Hamlet was written as an expression in poetry of the truths of life at a time when Mind was born in the common Man.
  • The inspiration for the Trojan War was the emergence in the Mind of the ideal to live for Love which at that time demanded a siege of the city for years.
  • Archimedes' discovery was a principle by which material forces find expression in material movement.
  • The principle of divine bliss expressing in human Mind as Love was known to Jesus Christ.
  • The European conception of the Absolute, Chinese Tao, and Indian Brahman are the mental conceptions of the Unknowable.

This can be called Self-conception of the Mind.

  • Edison's discoveries are spread over the conception of material powers by the pure mental perception.
  • Presently the capacity of the computer to discover correspondences between similarities from various walks of life (as those who read Dr. Thorne also read Pride and Prejudice) is an attempt to make the machine to think like the discriminating human mind in the exercise of its selective process.
  • Conceptualization is going on all the time in the human mind. We take note of it only when it touches a new height.
  • The emergence of law as an institution is the result of one such conceptualisation.

153)     No.1, No.4 and No.7 are in direct touch.

In the scheme of 1 to 9 we have conceived of Man evolving from 9 to 1.

3, 6, 9 are physical parts of the mental, vital, physical plane. 2, 5, 8 are the vital parts of the same planes. 1, 4, 7 are the mental parts of the same planes.

For purposes of functioning we consider the various parts of the body separately.

The hands are different from the feet. From the point of view of existence or life there are no such distinctions.

Infection in one ear spreads to the other.

Trouble in the stomach gives headache.

Tension on the liver makes the retina give way in puncture.

This may be true.

A truth about analysis is it helps objective understanding.

Science is a body of knowledge based more on analysis than on synthesis.

Analyse the issues, your objective knowledge rises in value.

Synthesise the same, inspiration rises leading to revelation.

In 1 to 9 all parts are in connection with all other parts.

But the mental parts of all the planes are in direct and live touch.

The skill learnt by No.7 sends its alertness to No. 4 and essence to No.1

No.7 learns the skill to walk.

No. 4 uses that skill to run away from danger.

No. 1 collects the essence of that skill to form concepts out of it.

All these are implicit processes that cannot be demonstrated, as they are to be inferred by the end result.

The word cunning has a sly meaning now.

Its original meaning was intelligence.

A cat going out for its prey has to protect itself from its enemies.

It is No. 4 that gives that knowledge.

It is the knowledge of sensations.

When a fox comes behind, the cat will sense it.

It is a sensational knowledge.

When a man moves a little all the parts of his body, parts of the being act in unison.

At such moments the physical knowledge is given by No.7, vital knowledge is given by No. 4, mental knowledge by No. 1.

It is self-evident they are in direct touch with each other.

Physical skill is physical energy organised.

Vital knowledge is sensations acquiring knowledge.

Mental concept is Mind removing the physicality and vitality from its thought.

Then Mind enters the region of Reason.

Reason = Thought minus sensation.

This is the wisdom of the Vedanta.

No. 1 acquiring the capacity of No.7 moves from consciousness to substance in its own region.

Experience, maturity, saturation, change, progress, etc. go on all the time in the human being and his parts as in the world and the universe.

story | by Dr. Radut