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Four Basic Aspects of Mind

by Amit K 6 months ago in lifestyle

classifying the human mind in four main and basic aspects...

Four Basic Aspects of Mind
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First of all, Hello to all (looking poetic). I am new here from India. My name is AK. So without any further delay, I am going to begin article on today's topic which is,"Four Basic Aspects of Mind". I hope you'll like it and make me know about right, wrong, and weak plots in it.

So, let's start-

Some Introduction-

In Indian wisdom, our sages, who had been thousands years back from now, worked very much towards inner world of a human. One man has not given these things to us, there are an army lining up since thousand years. Our philosophy is hidden in our Vedas and Upanishads, that lights up our path of life journey.

These scriptures like Upanishads unfolds truth of our mind, body and soul. They make us more calm, quiet, and aware of our deeds. They say about the Mind that it can clarify in four major parts, which are:- 1) Mind itself, 2) Buddhi- the intelligence, 3) Chitta- of thinking and memory, and 4) Ahamkara- Ego. These four's combination is known as what we call mind.

Let's explain one-by-one all of these to understand deeply-

1) The Mind itself

This is really a small part of the whole inner conscience. If I am writing this post currently, or you are reading it, many types of thoughts arrive and depart without any of our conscious interference. Some of them we catch, or various times we are unaware of them, but they are going on continuously. This is unconscious thinking.

Different thoughts and emotions pass from mind, in seconds. We are not that much aware that we can know all. One of them is caught in our radar and we start thinking on it; maybe consciously.

But a thing to know is also this that from where all these are coming from-

2) Chitta- Of thinking and memory

It is the complexion of imagination and memory. Everything we know today is our past experiences or learnings, that is memory. And, Everything that we are recycling from the memory using the power of imagination is called thinking.

Thinking can be done consciously and unconsciously. Many of us don't know most of the time we think unconsciously and without any key point. When we begin to think consciously(of we aren't used to) from unconsciously (of we are very used to), it seems hard to develop a such a state where our mind can be logical and mindful at same time.

3) Buddhi- Intelligence

Buddhi or intelligence is a decider tool in any situation. If one is thinking of going out or not? The decision will be done by our buddhi. This decider buddhi or intelligence is called decider intelligence (nischayatmika buddhi).

Any conclusion we create in end is done in a subtle moment. We can pass hours of time thinking about dark facts or good or bad of any situation, but when the time comes to decide, that decision happens in a moment.

People who have lots of options for every thing in their life, can never pay enough attention to a particular thing, which really matters. These types of people have many branches of intelligence(bahushakha). But all of the options remain just a circus, nothing more.

4) Ahamkar- Ego

This is what we call 'I'. This phase will be composed in the singular to understand properly.

Ahamkara means identification. The more we identify with other things, the more it will become big. I am identified with my body, my thoughts, emotions, beliefs, relations, etc. A time come when these all started losing their glory and ruin, at last, then I will feel a lot of pain by dis-identifying myself with these. Because I have made these almost 'as me'.

So, for today I will stop it here. But the series this knowledge will go on continuously on various topics. I'll include in it- about the body, five elements, meditation, and more.

If you liked this post, please support me. Thank you.


Amit K

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