Memory is used as an extra instrument of delusion to shroud reality. Inside Seeing a thought shows up that appears to be a recollection. It is another gigantic trick. This kind of thought is very special because there is a time factor built into it. That is the trick. A brand new thought that only seems to come from the past appears “now”. Memory makes events of times long past seem to have a permanent existence, like computer programs in the background that are on stand by all the time.
From the book: “Consciousness” – fragment 339
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