International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Review Papers | Ayurveda | India | Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023

Concept of Manas (Mind) in Ayurveda

Dr. Divyani Soni

Abstract: Manas is the chief component of life (Ayu) which is the combined state of Sharira(body), Indriya(senses), Satva (psyche) and Atma (Soul). A substance, which is responsible for the presence or absence of the knowledge, is called Manas. Anutvam (Atomic dimension) and Ekatavam (Uniqueness) are considered to be the two characteristics of the Manas. Chintya (Things requiring thought), Vicharya (Consideration), Uhya (Hypothesis), Dhyeya (Emotional thinking), Sankalpya (Determination) or anything that can be known by Mana, are regarded as its objects. Manas is transported through the channels to provide Chetana to all the living cells of the body that?s why it is called as Manovaha Srotas. Mental fitness of patient can be assessed with the help of Satva examination. Depending upon its strength, it is of three types, viz. Pravara Satva, Madhyama Satva and Avara Satva. Manas is considered as Trigunatmaka because it consists of Satva, Rajas, Tamas and accordingly three types of psychological traits are formed i.e Satvika, Rajasika and Tamasika.

Keywords: Manas, Trigunas, Satva, Mind, Chetna

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023,

Pages: 1046 - 1049

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