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In hindusim what forces control the body/mind?

For example, Is a person walking just an illusion and it is God moving the person who thinks they are in control, or is the person actually exerting true free will, or is it an interplay of "...
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Who controls the mind according to Advaita Vedanta?

According to Advaita Vedanta if I am always the witness consciousness, Brahman, then who 'controls' the mind? Mind control is an important part of most Sadhana, and if I am the watcher of my thoughts, ...
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Are there any references in scriptures related to respecting our own understanding(સમજ)? [duplicate]

Should scriptures be called out for every matters?
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How does meditation work on human personality?

I thought meditation does not only work on mind and soul, but it is more than that.
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Comparison of contributions of manas and buddhi in attaining moksha

Across the Scriptures of sanathan dharma, a particular classification is as follows: Universe/world, Senses of body, manas, buddhi, and para brahman. One needs to attain para brahman, which is ...
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How to control /manage the mind when angry and lustful thoughts attack you very badly?

Our life is not constant some times go up and sometimes down In our day to day life sometimes lust thought/anger thought attack you but not badly , but at some special day lustful thought/anger ...
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Practices for Focus, Concentration, Memory?

Any Mantra, Yantra, Yoga for Focus, Concentration, Memory... Which concept should I look into, If I want to know more about, Focus, Concentration and Memory in Hinduism
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How to increase Memory? [duplicate]

Is there any practice, mantra/stotra in Hinduism to Increase Memory. I want to read about Smriti-Sakti, Jnana-Sakti, Buddhi Sakti, Kalpana Sakti, Pratibha Sakti... Im trying to collect everything in ...
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Prayers for Mind?

Are there any Vedic Prayer, Mantra, Stotra for/on Mind Śukla Yajurveda 34.1 Śukla Yajurveda 34.2 Śukla Yajurveda 34.3 Śukla Yajurveda 34.4 Śukla Yajurveda 34.5 Śukla Yajurveda 34.6 Can someone write ...
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How to gain mental strength?

Any Mantras, Shlokas, Stotras related to gain mental strength, overcome mental disorders. Which God is related to mind, related to these mental aspects like mental strength, mind related disorders. ...
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how to understand this body is also conciousness?

I can understand mind is conciousness because mind resolves into conciousness during deep sleep but how to understand body is also conciousness.
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If we think thoughts about consciousness with the mind, does it imply mind is aware of consciousness? [closed]

We think everything in our minds. Even when one talks about pure consciousness he is referring to one's own thoughts which are products of mind. Now consciousness is the changeless perception of these ...
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Are our actions outcome of mind & body or of soul?

I would like to understand this thing from our scriptures point of view: Are our actions outcome of our mind & body or of soul (Atma)? Please do cite authentic references with your answers.
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Do scriptures say anything about 'Buddhi Karmaanu Saarini'?

I heard a sentence, Buddhi Karmaanu Saarini, which means that sometimes your mind makes choices without your consciousness and drives you closer towards your destiny. Is this true? Is it mentioned in ...
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What are the 14 layers of the mind

I had read somewhere that in the vedas the awareness can be divided into four categories, i.e chitta (consciousness/conscience), manas (heart/want/desire), aham (ego) and buddhi (intelligence). Each ...
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Questions on thoughts of Jealousy, Lust and Anger.......do they ever stop and where are they stored?

I am more inclined towards Advaita which says that for any person pursuing freedom, these qualities are necessary: Viveka Vairagya Sat-Sampatti - control of senses, mind, etc Mumukshutva So my ...
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How to understand essence of mind (Thought) is consciousness in vedanta?

i need simple logic to understand mind (each and every thought) is nothing but consciousness. In waking and dreaming state thought are coming and going but i the consciousness is not changing. But how ...
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Is there other technique which Lord Krishna has given in Gita to keep our mind steady?

What are the techniques of controlling the mind Lord Krishna has mentioned in the Bhagavad Gita? Some ISKCON member has told me - "Chant Hare Krishna mantra" As you know that would be very ...
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Scripture to learn about manas, chitta, ahamkar and buddhi in detail?

Is there an authentic ancient scripture to study about manas, ahamkar, buddhi, chitta, chit, chit vritti etc. in detail, so one can exactly know what they are and how they differ? For example, to ...
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Why did God made mind so hard to control?

In Bhagwat Geeta Lord Shri Krishna talks a lot about controlling your mind. Like this saying from Bhagavad Gita: “For him who has conquered the mind, the mind is the best of friends; but for one who ...
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Everything is a thought then why does this present moment feel so real?

I was listening to one of the YouTube lectures on Advaita(forget which one it was). It states that “past, present and future - all is just a thought in your brain. The only reason this very moment ...
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How does the process of rational thinking using buddhi look like?

When buddhi tries to think about something(like solving a problem using logic) does it use the mann to do the thinking part or does the thinking happen in buddhi itself (meaning mann and buddhi work ...
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What are physical equivalents of buddhi, mann, chitta, ahamkara in the human brain?

Are these (buddhi, mann, chitta, ahamkara) just abstract concepts or they have physical existence in the brain. I have been reading some answers under : https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/search?q=...
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Arishadvargas - references in Vedas [duplicate]

Arishadvarga (See here) includes Krodha and Matsarya. Further these aspects of human mind are mentioned in Ramayana and later scriptures. What references are being made to these ( krodha and Matsarya) ...
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How many types of intelligence or dimension of mind?

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, ...
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Why is Yoga called union when it is the mind that actually dissolves?

It is said that Mind is simply a bundle of thoughts and the patanajali yoga sutras says "yogachittavritiinirodha". Since the thought process is restrained through meditation and ego is dissolved,veil ...
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What is the difference/relation between Chitta and Manas

Can you clarify these two? What is the exact definition and function of Chitta (heart) and Manas (mind)? It is confusing that desires are formed in the mind, but they are also in heart. So there ...
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What is Mindedness(chitt ekaagrata) based on Hinduism?

There are many ways to find yourself, As per Hinduism Mindedness(chitt ekaagrata) is one way to find yourself. I've also read that using of Mindedness with proper practice and Idol Worship, Which ...
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What is positive thinking? How is it developed?

Many philosophers, Gurus and Acharyas stress on "positive way of life" or "positive thinking". If the "negative thinking" was so bad, then it would have vanished from general populace with time, isn't ...
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Is the mind a product of maya?

A pure soul is considered to be the same as the Supreme Soul,i.e Brahman.As per my knowledge,I know that the soul consists of: 1.Mind 2.Intelligence(Buddhi) 3.Ego(Ahankar) If a pure soul merges ...
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What plants/fungi mentioned in our scriptures are known to be mind-altering?

There are many plants/fungi which are being currently known for their capacity to produce mind-altering effects on humans. Some of these are even said to have a long history of association with ...
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Do any of the darshanas believe that Buddhi is the Self?

Descartes supposed have said "I think therefore I am". For him thinking entity is the Self. While Hindu sankhya-yoga system puts, both mind and intellect in products of prakriti/pradhana, separate ...
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According to Vedas which one is a better guide - Mann or Budhdhi?

Well, when we are going through a certain phase in our life, where we have to make a decision but we are unsure of what is correct & what is wrong; normally, we have two directions/instructions to ...
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Components of Mind According to Hindu Scriptures?

The Mind is known in Vedas and another scriptures as Manas. Manas is not the same as Mind in modern science? "when a man sits down to meditate thoughts rush up by dozens. The mind is only a bundle of ...
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What is the difference between Meditation and Penance?

People doing Penance are in meditation posture. Meditating people are also in same posture. Penance have goals to achieve and Meditators have goals like controlling mind and thoughts,etc,... Both of ...
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What does Hinduism say about Mental Disorders? How do we overcome them?

For example in my case: Serious and self-conscious most of the times. Problem maintaining eye contacts and talking to people. Lack of close relationships. I often have a sense of "what is all this ...
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Results of doing pooja with vs without mana (interest/Mind)

Is there any thing said in our(Hindu) scriptures (vedas or upanishads or any other puranas etc.,) which says about results (Or pala) of doing pooja/Yajna (etc.) with out keeping mind on them (I mean ...
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Description obout Qualities of Human Mind and Advice for Mind , from Ancient Hinduism texts?

In Which ancient writtings , Shlokas , Books we find more description about Human Mind ? eg. description of Human Mind's characteristics , qualities, It's strength and weakness etc.? What texts ...
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Does GOD know us before our mind and body is developed?

Does GOD know us before our mind and body is developed ?
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Do Hindu texts talk about memory?

Do Hindu texts talk about any of this: How does memory work? Where is memory stored? Or, any other references related to memory are welcome.
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What is the function of brain according to Hinduism? [closed]

I want to know what the function of brain is. I'm talking about the physical organ brain not the mind. What do the sacred texts say about the brain?
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What is the difference between Buddhi (बुद्धि) and Mann (मन)?

I know Buddhi (बुद्धि) means intelligence/intellect and Mann (मन) means mind. But what is difference between them?
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What is mind according to Hinduism?

What is the concept of the mind according to Hindu scriptures? As far as I understood, it is something very small in the head to which the brain reports to. And our visible universe is the reaction of ...
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Where does the four states of consciousness occurs in an individual?

Most of you might know according to Upanishads, there are the four fundamental states (4 states of consciousness) that a Jiva goes through... Waking (conscious), Dreaming (Unconscious), Deep ...
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Yaa Devii Sarva-Bhutessu Nidraa-Ruupenna Samsthitaa

Thoughts are continuously created by us in Manomay kosa at Awaking state(state of consciousness). There are no thoughts while sleeping. What does it mean? Then who goes for sleep? Is our Body (...
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What does happens to Prarabdha Karma while sleeping?

Most of you might know, we have to experience the result of any karma(Prarabdha karma)done by us. Any Prarabdha Karma is inevitable. According to Sri Swami Sivananda: "Prarabdha is that portion of ...
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Are there video materials of Vedic scriptures describing states of consciousness?

I would like to know if there are video materials of explained Vedic texts (knowledge) on the internet? Specifically the knowledge about states of consciousness.
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How can one reverse the impression of a karma knowing that it is wrong?

Being a Hindu, we are all aware that all karma eventually gets back to us. If we perform a negative karma, sooner or later the negative effects of our earlier karma will catch us up. In addition, we ...
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