Sri Ramana Maharishi

11 Aug

….It is within the experience of everyone that his attempts to rake up his memory fail, whereas something flashes in the mind when he is calm and quiet. Mental quiet is necessary even for remembrance of forgotten things. The so-called genius is one who worked hard in his past births and acquired knowledge and kept it in store as samskaras. He now concentrates his mind until it merges in the subject. In the stillness the submerged ideas flash out. That requires favourable conditions also.

— Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi, from the classic, ‘Talks’, p 351

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