In Book 2, chapter 1 of Nyaya Sutras commentary, in line 85, I have a doubt.
The mind too has not been omitted from our definition inasmuch as we have spoken of non-simultaneity of acts of knowledge. -24.
Perception has been defined as knowledge. An essential characteristic of knowledge is that more than one act of knowing cannot take place at a time. This characteristic is due to the mind, an atomic substance, which is conjoined with the sense, when knowledge is produced. Hence in speaking of knowledge we have the implication mentioned the mind as a condition of perception.
Nyaya Sutra commentary says that Mind is an atomic substance so it can perceive only one knowledge at a time. I want to know what does it mean that mind can perceive only one knowledge at a time because it is "atomic" in nature? How can being atomic stop us from having more than 1 knowledge at a time?