Kama Kama (Sanskrit, Pali, Devanagari: काम; IAST: kāma) means “desire, wish, longing” in Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain literature.[1] Kama often connotes sensual pleasure, sexual desire, and longing both in religious and secular Hindu and Buddhist literature,[5][6] as well as contemporary Indian literature,[2] but the concept more broadly refers to any desire, wish, passion, longing, pleasure […]

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Chitta Chitta (Sanskrit: “memory”;) — derived from the root chit, “to be conscious”. Chitta is the Subconscious mind. It is the mind-stuff. It is the store-house of memory. Samskaras or impressions of actions are imbedded here. It is one of the four parts of Antakarana. Chitta is the memory bank, which stores impressions and experiences, […]

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Buddhi Buddhi (Sanskrit: “intellect; the faculty of discrimination”) from the root budh (to be awake; to understand; to know) — the determinative faculty of the mind that makes decisions; sometimes translated as “intellect.” Another translation is the higher mind, or wisdom. At a more gross level Buddhi is the aspect of mind that knows, decides, […]

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Manas Manas (Sanskrit: मनस्, “mind”) from the root man, “to think” or “mind” — is the recording faculty; receives impressions gathered by the sense from the outside world. It is bound to the senses and yields vijnana (information) rather than jnana (wisdom) or vidya (understanding). That faculty which coordinates sensory impressions before they are presented […]

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