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manas

[man-uh s, muhn-] /ˈmæn əs, ˈmʌn-/
noun, Hinduism, Buddhism.
1.
the rational faculty of the mind.
Origin
< Sanskrit: mind
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manasic
[muh-nas-ik] /məˈnæs ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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manas

(Sanskrit: "thought"), in Indian philosophy, the human "mind," that faculty which coordinates sensory impressions before they are presented to the consciousness. Thus, when a person sees, hears, and smells an object-three different and not necessarily related impressions-the manas makes certain that he is conscious that it is the same object.

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