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Dr K K Aggarwal

Types of Memory

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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The easiest way to remember is to understand the concept of Suno, Samjho, Jano and Karo (hearing, listening, knowledge and wisdom). Hearing is the shortest lasting memory. We hear and we forget is the rule. 


Once we listen and understand, the memory is longer lasting but the same memory become everlasting if we not only hear, understand and know but also incorporate the knowledge in our practice. 

These principles have been used by marketing people in brand recall. I know many pharmaceuticals play a game and ask 100 doctors to enter into a competition in which they have to write the company’s brand a number of times in one minute and the one who writes the maximum number of times is given a prize. By practicing the brand name repeatedly, you create a permanent impact of their brand in the soul and it is unlikely that you will forget the brand and its recall value will increase each time you think about the molecule. 

The same principle has been used by devotees of Rama and Shiva where they ask people to write the name of Rama repeatedly everyday and the devotees of Shiva ask people to write Om Namaha Shivai on a piece of paper for years together. By doing so you inculcate the teachings of Lord Rama and Shiva. 

Many spiritual Gurus give a Mantra, which is also based on the same principle. A mantra is nothing but a positive affirmation which you have to follow every minute of your life throughout your life. Once you start doing it, a time will come when it will become a part of your sole consciousness and you will start living and behaving in a way as of your positive affirmation. For example, Brahma Kumaris say that always say a positive affirmation to yourself that I am a peaceful soul. After some time you will start behaving like a peaceful soul and you will lose agitation, anger and negative affirmations of life.

The Vedic Will – as I understand it

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Sometimes back, I used to think that a ‘will’ means after my death how my finances will be controlled by me wife and my children.

As I started acquiring Vedic knowledge, my interpretation changed. Following is the gist for writing a Will, as I understand it the Vedic way.

Of course, writing a will requires a sound state of mind, two witnesses, signed registered paper with accompanying, if possible audio–visual link.

  • The first step is to calculate your life earnings. The earning is not only your finances earned but also your respect, dignity and image earned in the society.
  • Now the next step is to pay off your unpaid debts (Hrins). Apart from actual loans we have taken from banks, friends and others, there are three more debts (Hrins) which we need to pay before we die and define in our Will to be paid from our earning if we die unexpectedly. These as per mythology are Pitra Hrin, Dev Hrin and Rishi Hrin and mean that we have not been able to fulfill the committed desires of our ancestors and commitments made to our GOD and teachers respectively. All these debts, if unpaid, need to be paid out of the finances you are leaving at the time of death. A percentage of your finances, therefore, should be kept to pay these debts. These commitments are usually fulfilled by the eldest son and eldest daughter if there is no son or wife till she is alive.
  • Rest of the finances need to be divided to fulfill your Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha or purpose for which you were born.
    • Artha: A percentage of your finances should go and be equally divided within your immediate family. A percentage of this amount should be converted into a family trust account to be used for the minus 18 years of age children in future.
    • Dharma: Dharma in literal meaning is to hold. A percentage of your finances should be kept into a reserve account and this account interest can be used by the family only if they stick to the code of family conduct (includes rituals, religious activities etc) you have created in your life and mentioned in the will or this amount may be given for charity as defined in your will.
    • Kama and Moksha: Kama means the unfulfilled desires at the level of intellect and ego and Moksha the same at the level of our soul.

We must enlist both our desires at the level of mind and at the level of soul and a percentage of our finances should be converted into a trust or defined to fulfill these desires.

The examples of desires at the level of soul are to do some charitable work without any publicity. The same at the level of ego are to open some dispensary, Dharamshala etc. in our own name.

In your desires you also need to fulfill and document your desired rituals at the time of death. These rituals must answer the following questions

  • Should my death be celebrated (band, lunch) as I have completed all my purposes of life?
  • How should my death anniversary be celebrated or observed?
  • What should be my last rites?

Final Note: If my children and wife are not willing to take care of the finances other than Artha, I nominate the following persons to manage my finance to look after my other desires (……………………………).

The Vedic Will – as I understand it

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Sometimes back, I used to think Will means after my death how my finances will be controlled by me wife and my children.

As I started acquiring Vedic knowledge, my interpretation changed. Following is the gist for writing a Will, as I understand it the Vedic way.

Of course, Will writing requires a sound state of mind, two witnesses, signed registered paper with accompanying, if possible audio-visual link.

1.   The first step is to calculate your life earnings. The earning is not only your finances earned but also your respect, dignity and image earned in the society.

2.   Now the next step is to pay off your unpaid debts (Hrins). Apart from actual loans we have taken from banks, friends and others, there are three more debts (Hrins) which we need to pay before we die and define in our Will to be paid from our earning if we die unexpectedly. These as per mythology are Pitra Hrin, Dev Hrin and Rishi Hrin. They means not been able to fulfill the committed desires of our ancestors and commitments made to our GOD and teachers respectively. All these debts, if unpaid, need to be paid out of the finances you are leaving at the time of death. A percentage of your finances, therefore, should be kept to pay these debts. These commitments are usually fulfilled by the eldest son and eldest daughter if there is no son or wife till she is alive.

3.    Rest of my finances need to be divided to fulfill your Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha or purpose for which you were born.

a.   Artha – a percentage of your finances should go and be equally divided within your immediate family. A percentage of this amount should be converted into a family trust account to be used for the minus 18 years of age children in future.

b.   Dharma: Dharma in literal meaning is to hold. A percentage of your finances should be kept into a reserve account and this account interest can be used by the family only if they stick to the code of family conduct (includes rituals, religious activities etc) you have created in your life and mentioned in the will or this amount may be given for charity as defined in your will.

c.    Kama and Moksha:Kama means the unfulfilled desires at the level of intellect and ego and Moksha the same at the level of our soul.

We must enlist both our desires at the level of mind and at the level of soul and a percentage of our finances should be converted into a trust or defined to fulfill these desires.

The examples of desires at the level of soul are to do some charitable work without any publicity. The same at the level of ego are to open some dispensary, Dharamshala etc. on our own name.

In your desires you also need to fulfill and document your desired rituals at the time of death.  These rituals must answer the following questions

i.  Should my death be celebrated (band, lunch) as I completed all my purposes of life?

ii.  How should my death anniversary be celebrated or observed?

iii.  What should be my last rites?

Final Note: If my children and wife are not willing to take care of the finances other than Artha, I nominate the following persons to manage my finance to look after my other desires (…………………………..).