Anthakarana

In Hindu vedanta, “antahkarana” means in Sanskrit the inner cause; and it refers to the cobmination of both levels of mind, the buddhi, the intellect , and the manas, the mind which include the mental body ans is organised into four parts.
Ahamkāra (ego) – identified as  the Atman (self)  ‘I’
Buddhi (intellect) – controls  the decision making
Manas (mind) – controls sankalpas (will or resolution of mind)
Chitta (memory) – deals with remembering and forgetting
“antahkarana” also  refers to the entire psychological process, including mind and emotions, which are mentioned as a unit that functions with all parts working together as a whole.
Moreover  considering that mind are part and parcel of  body, : mano maya kosha – related to manas – the mind ‘s part related to five senses, and also craving for new and pleasant sensations and emotions, while buddhi (intellect, intelligence, capacity to reason), is related to vijnana maya kosha – the body part of consciousness, knowledge, intuition and experience are considered its constituents.

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