ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: REVIEW ARTICLE ON THE CONCEPT OF BUDDHI
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Arya K. *, Anjali Sivaram
Abstract: In Ayurveda the concept of Buddha covers a wide range. It actually considered as the ultimate knowledge. At the beginning, proper perception of knowledge takes place by indriyas later it processed with mana, after manovyapara the Buddhi was formed. In human intelligence is the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills. Language, memory and speech all these are essential for acquire and apply knowledge, hence considered as higher intellectual functions. In Ayurveda, till date there aren’t enough studies available on the concept of Buddhi. Here the detailed description of concept of Buddhi and its significance in Ayurvedic perspective have been underexplored. Certain Buddhi gunas explained in Mahabharata. It can be correlated with different intellectual functions. On the basis of different sensory perception Buddhi has two types’ panchendriya Buddhi and Manobuddhi. Anatomically the panchendriya Buddhi considered as different sensory cortices and its association cortices because the functions are same. Physiologically the Buddhi is considered as Manobuddhi which it can be functionally correlated with process of cognition. Pathological condition of Buddhi can be correlated with the concept of dhi vibhrama and can be correlated with different types of agnosia.
Keyword: Buddhi, Higher intellectual functions, Panchendriya Buddhi, Manobuddhi, Dhi vibhrama, Association cortices