From August 1st 2021 to August 15th 2021, we are sharing one newsletter each day, summarising each theme of the month covered over the past year. In September 2020, we shared with you tiny newsletters on Concentration. To know more about the content on the Integral Education Portal, click here.
The Most Essential Mental Faculty
There is nothing in the human or even in the superhuman field, to which the power of concentration is not the key. With the power of concentration, we can gain knowledge or develop skills or acquire objects or even become whatever we want to.
What is Concentration?
Concentration means gathering of all the scattered movements of consciousness into a single point, place, object, thought, idea, condition, state or movement.
The nature of the mind is to jump from one thought to the next, fuelled by sensory inputs. When one concentrates properly, there is not a series of thoughts, but the mind is silently fixed on one object, name, idea, place etc.
At times concentration on several things simultaneously is indispensable. It is possible to develop the power of double concentration, triple concentration, and multiple concentration.
The Three Powers of Concentration
Concentration grants three powers:
1) Knowing: By concentrating on anything whatsoever, we are able to know that thing.
2) Acquiring: By concentrating, the whole will can be gathered up for the acquisition of any object whatsoever.
3) Becoming: By concentrating our whole being on one state or one status of itself, we can become whatever we choose.
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