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ISSN (Online) : 2277-4572

CONCEPT OF BUDDHI IN AYURVEDA: A REVIEW

Abstract

Author(s): Ashalatha M, Kuber Sankh

The Darshanik concept of Buddhi has been mentioned in the classics due to their inevitability and their acceptability in that society. Inevitability, in the sense Ayurveda was also developed from the contemporary sciences of that era. In those times explanation regarding Buddhi and Mana were available only from these schools i.e. Darshanas, Upanishads. The Darshanik thoughts are almost same as those described above. Brihatrayees adapted Most of the thoughts of Samkhya and Vaisheshika as they are very much near to medical school of thoughts. Buddhi (Intellectual power of brain) is a powerful entity, which retains the specific knowledge or the essence of the texts gained by reading, listening or repeating it. It doesnot only retain the knowledge but time by time whenever needed it has the ability to recall the same. The article will discuss about concept of Buddhi explained in the classical texts.