Is it possible for the mind altogether to empty itself for its historical limitation?
The mind has many layers of images, both personal, collective and universal.
The so-called consciousness consists of these many layers of images, and there is an intercommunication between these layers, all the layers are dependent of each other and influence each other.
The whole of the consciousness of Man is not only a process whereby something is experienced, but also whereby something gets name, is designated and stored as memories.
Consciousness is therefore not only a characteristic of Man as a rational being. It is also, on various levels, a characteristic of Man, both as history, desires, nature and relationships.
Self-knowledge is the virtue in answering the above question.