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Chapter 5a Levels of Comprehension


1)  Comprehension is mental identification with an external fact or situation or concept.

2)  It is mental energy organising itself into an understanding, idea, thought or opinion, preference, construction or habit.

3)  Senses feed the comprehension. Also mind feeds itself with its own ideas as facts.

4) Comprehension is distinguished by its organisation, clarity and strength.

5) Strength of comprehension depends upon the intensity of mental energy and its volume.

6)  Organisation of comprehension depends on the thought structure of the mind and its familiarity with the concepts.

7)  Clarity of comprehension is the illumination of the idea it comprehends. It is decided by the thought maturing into light.

8)  Fact - thought - idea - knowledge - light is the sequence through which fact matures.

9)  Comprehension is a mental accomplishment. 10)  Mature mental interest generates mental enjoyment when saturated.

11) Comprehension that saturates the physical mind can have work accomplished.

12) Comprehension securing mental interest matures into mental decision.

13)  Decision rising in intensity becomes determination.

14)  Comprehension can be mental, vital or physical.

15)  Physical comprehension results in immediate action.

16)  Mental determination directly moves comprehension of the physical.

17)  Mental determination/comprehension can also move vital comprehension.

18)  Evolution is from physical to mental.

19)  Development is from mental to physical.

20)  Accomplishment of the mental can be hundreds of times greater than the physical or vital.

21)  We must distinguish these terms when they relate to ascent and descent.

22)  As comprehension leads to enjoyment as well as accomplishment, a reverse movement of accomplishment and enjoyment leading to comprehension is also possible.

23) Comprehension never fails to accomplish when it is mature or saturated.

24) Any failure at any level can be traced to some lack of comprehension.

25)  The same is true of enjoyment as well as accomplishment.

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