How much can I read and store in my memory!

RathnashikamaniStarred Page By Rathnashikamani, 1st Aug 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1w9l6o4b/
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I'm always fascinated by many strange things that I come across when I browse through various internet pages.

And at the same time, I also feel that I'm simply loading plenty of garbage into my brain space.

I just want to know whether you have the same kind of feeling.

I'm in search of many things

Even in my childhood I used to enjoy reading any kind of paper with some printed matter. I was always curious to know what is conveyed in on paper.

I'm sure people are not like me.

But I was always looking for something to read and understand.

Even I tried learning to read Urdu, Bengali, French, German, Sanskrit, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi and Gujarathi. But I never learned anything thoroughly, as my mind always went in search of something else interesting.

In search of many interesting things to know, I always lost interest in the things I previously felt attracted to know more.

I was just curious to know how people communicate in different languages.

And I always wondered how the words in each language emerged!

I examine certain words and compare them to see what they really mean to convey.

And I feel it is better to be calm and enjoy the emptiness within me

Though I feel fascinated by many things that draw my attention, I suddenly close my eyes and try to see what it feels to be empty in my mind.


I try to feel within me what that infinite empty space holds for my inner self to delve into.

There is sometimes darkness behind my closed eyes, if I/eye blindfold them.

And there is this strange light when I face the sun with closed eyes.

The space within me is infinite where my thoughts cannot fathom.

And that infinite space interests me more than anything else I've been learning and knowing.

I feel great peace in that emptiness.

I feel I'm filled in that infinite space that has no definite explanation.

And suddenly I feel I must stop this expression and get into it and I realize that I'm that ONE infinite space.

How much...

It seems the immense space in the mind is always ready to store infinite information from what I perceive from all my senses.

Simply, infinite is the answer.

No one can estimate the strength of the human mind. And no one can quantify the memory storage a brain can hold.

I find there is much statistical data available from people who estimate the count of neurons of human brain and say some fabulous numbers to quantify the memory storage capacity, I doubt their accuracy. Since the live neurons are not like the molecules contained on an electronic memory chip.

The memory in our brain is dynamic and it can expand or shrink according to the necessity from time to time.

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author avatar Randhir Bechoo
2nd Aug 2013 (#)

Interesting article.Well written.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
6th Jun 2014 (#)

Thank you Randhir.

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author avatar AlphabetAmy
3rd Aug 2013 (#)

Interesting thoughts about memory and inner peace. When I was young, I was fascinated by a set of Encyclopedias and thought if I read all of them, I would know everything I would ever need. I know now that isn't true, but I have always wanted to learn more, remember more and push it to the limit.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
6th Jun 2014 (#)

Yes, reading through the Encyclopedias also made me go mad for knowing more and more.

But soon I realized that my time is limited though my mind can bear more than what this lifetime can afford to learn.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
3rd Aug 2013 (#)

Very fascinating!..our minds are amazing... memories long buried deep in our mind can be brought to the surface by a smell or sound...so they where never truly lost- just stored somewhere in the chambers of our mind...

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
6th Jun 2014 (#)

Yes, the chambers of our mind are small but they can hold infinite knowledge.

Thank you Delicia.

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author avatar Mariah
8th Aug 2013 (#)

I agree with Delicia's views on this subject, no memory is ever deleted.
Great presentation and compelling read
Mariah

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
6th Jun 2014 (#)

Thank you Mariah for your kind comments.

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author avatar Retired
10th Aug 2013 (#)

Yes...emptiness and infinity are closely related. :) Namaste, R-ji!

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
6th Jun 2014 (#)

Namaste, RD ji.

I love your poetry with images of emptiness and infinity.

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author avatar Trillionaire
10th Aug 2013 (#)

A very interesting article.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
6th Jun 2014 (#)

Thank you Trillionaire.

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author avatar snerfu
11th Oct 2013 (#)

Great thoughts, thanks for the insight.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
6th Jun 2014 (#)

Thank you snerfu.

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author avatar Paula Megginson
31st Oct 2013 (#)

That was very rich!

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
6th Jun 2014 (#)

So nice of you Paula!

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author avatar Retired
2nd Dec 2013 (#)

Interesting thoughts on how our brain works. It is the ultimate supercomputer. :)

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
6th Jun 2014 (#)

Thanks Lady Rose, for the comments.

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author avatar Dan Dawson Sr.
27th Dec 2013 (#)

When you look into the eye of a tiger, no book can tell you whats going on, what to feel or how to make any sense of it. You have to look deep, see into and FEEL what is going on. If you do, and there is ANY chance to have a relationship, you will.
Life, experiences and all things we hold interesting are better learned...deeply, by feel, by looking deeply into...to just have a comfort of knowing. I believe these are the keys to the greatest part of knowledge and its attainment. Have the minds eye to see in the first place,
You sound to be heading there. The most important things are, be open, don't set limits and...Enjoy the ride!
Thanks for following!
Only the best, Dan

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
6th Jun 2014 (#)

Your comments are thought-provoking.

Thank you DD Sr.

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author avatar Ptrikha
19th May 2014 (#)

Our brain and mind have a lot of capacity to do multiple things, but we need to focus and concentrate at times.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
6th Jun 2014 (#)

Yea.
They're infinite like the Universe.

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author avatar Retired
6th Jun 2014 (#)

Reading and skimming through is a habitual function of our cerebral parts. Our mind is spontaneously and continuously engaged in exploring and capturing new phenomena.Memory retention has its limits so it has to be replenished with newer themes. Whatever we experience in our conscious existence gets deposited at our subconscious stratum. Our dreams reflect our subconscious observations. The infinite space is beyond our comprehension just like our mind. Time is an abstract concept and so space. Nothing is permanent and all space is irreducible.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
6th Jun 2014 (#)

Beautifully said Sunita,

Nothing is permanent and the space is always expanding.

I think what you said is more appropriate -- irreducible.

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author avatar Abdur Quaderi
14th Jun 2014 (#)

I enjoyed the subject of your article.

Bill Gates will find this page quite interesting as it has some raw materials for his researchers who are always working to improve the power of hard drive.

We are downloading/ reading plenty of information and temporarily occupying brain space, however, don't worry too much about it. The brain will only retain information that you tick mark as urgent, important or sweet memories. Some people also want to keep the memories of extreme sorrow and frustration, as they do not wish to repeat past mistakes....

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author avatar reg430
1st Oct 2014 (#)

I thoroughly enjoyed your piece. I sense your spirituality and it is refreshing.

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author avatar Retired
9th Oct 2014 (#)

The receptiveness of the brain is mysterious.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
11th Oct 2014 (#)

Yes, it is mysterious and also alluring.

Brain is one thing and the other is mind that enable us to feel and think.

But it is never possible to know how the brain works and how the mind thinks.

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