Western science rejects every concept until they don't cut and see because its reach is limited and under development and based on one type of intelligence ie intellect. Many of scriptures are lost, Nalanda university was burnt and Somnath was destroyed. A lot of precious knowledge is lost but somewhere it still exists in other forms or derived forms.

How many types of intelligence or dimension of mind?

My question is different from linked target question. What I mean to ask here is the types of intelligence which come before receiving knowledge not after the knowledge or after effect of bodh, which affect the human body. Hope now it clarifies.

  • Possible duplicate of Description of 7 bhumikas of Patañjala Yoga Sutras Commented Aug 24, 2018 at 8:23
  • Pls.see above question the answer of 7 types of prajna is also there. Commented Aug 24, 2018 at 8:24
  • I think so, this 7 intelligence was told by sadhguru, when he was telling our rituals or sacrifice is not wrong. Its wrong when we forget that our science fundamental changes when we move from one dimension to another one. As new laws apply and govern there.But I am not confirm about yoga-sutras. Commented Aug 24, 2018 at 9:07
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    @SwiftPushkar thanks for the help, but that question tells after effect of knowledge gain and intelligence cycle change taking place. Commented Aug 24, 2018 at 9:32
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    My question doesn't want votes, all I look for an answer, if not here I will ask it somewhere else if not there I will create something my own, but right now this place looks apt, why to reinvent the wheel. I will try to clarify it more. Commented Aug 24, 2018 at 9:41

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To first of all I would like to say that your question has the big mistake from the Vedic sight because the concepts of mind and intellect have a big difference. The Intelligence is not a dimension of mind!

BG (Bhagavad Gita) 3.42 gives the hierarchy of different subtle and gross elements within a particular body:

Spirit with soul Intelligence Mind Senses Dull matter

Function of Intelligence (the buddhi or the intellect)

The function of the intelligence, under the guidance of the soul, is to direct the mind but the mind, over a long period of time, has become difficult to direct. Instead, the mind has become so powerful that it dictates the intelligence and controls the soul, just ‘as an acute infection may surpass the efficacy of medicine’.

Nature of Mind

Lord Krishna tells Arjuna that, “one must deliver himself with the help of his mind, and not degrade himself. The mind is the friend of the conditioned soul, and his enemy as well.” (BG 6.5). And “for him who has conquered the mind, the mind is the best of friends; but for one who has failed to do so, his mind will remain the greatest enemy.” (BG 6.6).

Difference between the Mind and the Intelligence

Initially a warning on the outside of the cigarette packet used to be “smoking is harmful to health”. Later this warning became more grave and it read as “smoking causes cancer”. But the latest warning is the most serious ie “smoking kills”.

The intelligence understands and wants to follows this advice but the powerful mind says, “don’t listen to the intelligence and enjoy full the life – have another drag”.

Purpose of the intelligence

To control the mind, follows the instructions of the soul and ultimately the Supersoul, under the guidance of a bonafide guru, and help the soul to achieve the ultimate goal of life.

Answer to your question

Attention: this is an answer to the 3. version of this question. After this version this question was changed and additional information was puted.

To change the question meaning (you have added not only the link to the video "Sadhguru: «Developing an Inclusive Consciousness» | Talks At Google") after the question was answered is not allowed on StackOverflow / StackExchange. And it is very disrespectful because I have already answered your question at this time and my answer after your edit now looks like a wrong answer..

Jnana Bhumikas (Stages of Wisdom)

The Varaha Upanishad lists seven stages of wisdom. These stages mark the journey from striving for truth until the final state of self realization. These seven stages belong to the realm of jnana yoga (the yoga of knowledge).

The seven stages of wisdom are:

  • Subheccha (Yearning for Truth). In this state, there is a strong will to study scriptures and to practise them. The spiritual aspirant longs to mingle with gurus and teachers. He/she has a strong yearning to realize the self.
  • Vicharana (Enquiry, Investigation). This stage is marked by deep inquiry. The aspirant puts the teachings into practice through self-inquiry and meditation.
  • Tanumanasi (Thread-like Mind).The practice of meditation and inquiry transforms the aspirant’s mind. He/she slowly loses interest in worldly affairs and passions, and starts to concentrate more on spiritual practice. The mind slowly moves away from desires and emotions, and longs to pursue selfless spirituality.
  • Sattvapatti (Attaining Purity). In this stage, the mind becomes pure. The lower qualities of passion (rajas) and dullness (tamas) are transformed into purity (sattva) and awareness. A pure mind is akin to a lake’s calm surface. It is able to directly perceive the Absolute Self. Deep rooted tendencies in the mind are destroyed and the aspirant breaks frees from the clutches of maya (illusion) and sees the world as a dream.
  • Asamsakti (Detachment). In this stage, the aspirant becomes completely detached. He/she becomes utterly selfless and inwardly experiences complete bliss. He/she is not affected by external circumstances, but still performs voluntary actions, when the need arises. The aspirant becomes a jivanmukta (liberated while alive).
  • Padartha (Continuous Awareness of the Self). In this stage, the person is continuously immersed in the Absolute Self and acts only when impelled by others.
  • Turiya (The Superconscious State). In this final stage, the aspirant sees the world and the Absolute Self as one. Ramana Maharishi said turiya is natural and real state of one’s self.

Conclusion These seven stages can be used a guide to gauge spiritual progress. If you are a spiritual aspirant, check which stage you currently in, and strive to improve further.

How to do all this?

The biggest influence to control the mind is to do yoga exercises (inclusive Pranayama) and obligatorily to change your food to sattvic food only. Without this you has no chance to control your mind.

  • thank you for an answer, and maybe you are right that mind and intelligence are different, but questions ask the types of intelligence which a human body sees the object. For example- modern science uses one type - intellect which tells if we cut substance there is the atom, further cut it down we move to 3 particles, further moving inward, quantum particles are met, what lies beyond is still a mystery or under development. Commented Aug 24, 2018 at 15:43
  • What you wrote is already answered in another question stating 7 prajnas, but when I watched youtube.com/watch?v=QQn8X4FbpTM I was confused as he said 4 not 7 otherwise I would accept this 7 thing as my answer. Commented Aug 24, 2018 at 15:47
  • I never had the intention to change my question, all I did so that everybody could understand my question, however in absence of a proper answer, I am still looking, I will keep editing the content, but not the question, since sadhguru said dimension of mind, but there is no term like dimension of mind, these are very cosmic question, people don't think on such thing. Maybe my brain understands well, but unable to express it in English in spite of being an expert user of English. Commented Aug 27, 2018 at 9:37
  • I edited the question and its content even got confused with this concept. Spirit with soul → Intelligence → Mind → Senses → Dull matter, which says intelligence is a superset of mind, implies to tell me that there is a possibility of intelligence coming from other than the brain. Had you not written this line(enlightened one) {Spirit with soul → Intelligence → Mind → Senses → Dull matter} I would never come to know these two are different. partially your answer is correct. But I am waiting for another community members to validate it. Commented Aug 27, 2018 at 9:44

After listening to speech given by Sadhguru, it is that he is talking about the four functional aspects ( dimensions) of mind ( Mind in Western sense, but Antahkarana as per Vendanta) which is Manas, Buddhi, Chitta and Ahamkara. These are functional aspects, but core feature of mind is the continuously emanating thoughts. By such a classification, a person is able to better understand mind and have control over it. In his speech, Sadhguru says that in the modern world we use Buddhi ( intellect) aspect of our mind mostly.In his speech at 10:17 of his lecture he names all dimensions of the mind. At 14:58 which this question has pointed out, Sadhguru says "next dimension of intellect is ahamkara" but from 10:17, it is clear that he meant that the next dimension of mind(not intellect) is ahamkara.


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