4 Aspects of the Mind According to Vendata

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4 Aspects of the Mind According to Vendata

The first aspect of the mind is mana. This regulates the external sensory system and collects raw data from the environment from the 5 senses. For example, if you see a drink that is green, you may analyze it and hypothesize that it is celery juice.

The second is Buddhi which determines acceptance or non-acceptance of raw data from the mind through different senses and previous experiences. For example, if broccoli once made you sick when you were younger, you may see green vegetables later on in life and avoid them because of your previous bad experience with one type.

The third type is ahamkara which creates the I or mine sense in the mind. For example, if a dog bites you and you identify yourself as someone who hates dogs, you have taken the raw data and made it into a sense of identity or I.

The fourth type is Chitta which translates to memory. It is the unconscious, conscious and subconscious memory and allows us to think feel, and process based on our intellect. For example, if a certain song reminds you of a sad time, you may unconsciously find yourself feeling sad when you hear that song again in the future for the mind remembers it.


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