11 February 2014 - QA 2

Gurudev, in the Yogasara Upanishad, you have said that thoughts arises when the mind stirs the memory. Does that mean that all thoughts are from the memory and no new thoughts arise?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

No, as I said earlier, perception (mind) and memory, both are responsible for the intellect to function. So, new thoughts are linked to old thoughts.
Sometimes, the intuitive thought which come need not be linked to anything, it can just come as a new thought.