[Advaita-l] A doubt on certain terms used in gItA and other works

Amuthan Arunkumar R aparyap at yahoo.co.in
Wed May 4 07:43:39 CDT 2005

namo nArAyaNAya !

dear list members,

--- Vidyasankar Sundaresan <svidyasankar at hotmail.com>

> This is exemplified in his comments on the mental
> tapas as described in gItA 
> 17.16. The gItA verse refers to saumyatva.m, which
> SankarAchArya elaborates 
> as "yat saumanasyam AhuH ... antaHkaraNasya vRttiH"
> - what is called 
> saumanasya, a state of the internal organ (mind,
> loosely speaking). 

is there any difference between words like
antaHkaraNa.m, chitta.m, manas or are they all the

i would also like to know the differences and
similarities between terms like buddhi, vij~nAnam,
manas etc. 

i'm sorry for deviating from the main discussions, but
since these terms appear quite often in the gItA and
other works on yoga, a clear definition of these would
be extremely helpful. 

vAsudevaH sarva.m, 

Amuthan Arunkumar R,
4th year, B.Tech/M.Tech Dual Degree,
Department of Aerospace Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology Madras.

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