not a scratch on the mind



Our greater Being is a boundless ocean of energy. Every movement of energy by the various streams of energy of which this ocean consists, leaves an impression. These impressions are one aspect of what we call memory. Without the faculty of storing past impressions we could not even know that we are. Memory is thus a fundamental aspect of manifest consciousness. The data which sentient beings have accumulated over eons allows us to learn how to interact smoothly with the external conditions we call ‘the world’. When an impression is retained on our brain, it creates an infinitesimal (or larger) scar on the brain tissue. These ‘scratches on the mind’ as Krishnamurti calls them, produce what is known as conditioned consciousness. There is also stored information accessible to us that is not directly  stored in the brain and which has been called akashic (or space) storage of information. Continue reading