Ayurveda explains our
thought process by breaking it down like this:
-Manas is the mind. It senses things outwardly. It relies on the external to give it an
impression to focus on.
-Buddhi is intelligence. It perceives both inwardly and
outwardly. Buddhi can reason, and
put together information based on what we see and what we feel.
consciousness. It feels
internally, instinctively, with its own sense of deep knowing.
In addition, there are
collective and cosmic counterparts of the mind. The collective is the sensory activity of everyone on
Earth. We can sense this, and the
media broadcasts some of this. The
cosmic is the sensory activity of all creatures in all worlds over all of time. We can connect to the cosmic through