Jai Satchitanand Friends!
Have you ever found your mind wandering to different things
while studying? If you close your eyes, can you visualize your
home, your room, your parents' face? Have you wondered what helps
you make decisions or take actions? There is a part of our body
called Antahkaran. The antahkaran is the internal functioning in
every human being and is made up of four components, mun (mind),
buddhi (intellect), chit (inner vision) and ego (ahankar).
Dada has scientifically explained the four
All four of them have form and can be read. They are not visible
to the eyes but can be comprehended through Gnan (right knowledge).
Each of the four components has its own separate function but every
action is carried out with the co-operation of all four. The Pure
Soul has nothing to do with the antahkaran; it is completely
separate from it.
Mind: Mind never goes out of the body but just
shows clues and pamphlets. The mind is in form of thoughts. There
is no end to the thoughts coming from mind until one attains
Moksha. After the decision is taken by the intellect, the mind
stops thinking about that matter and starts thinking about other
Shiv wants to go out and play. His 'mind' shows him first
pamphlets of going out to play. Then at once, his 'Mun' (mind) will
show him second pamphlet of what to play - football, cricket or
Chit: Only Chit, out of the four, can go
outside the body. It takes pictures of things exactly as it is.
Next, his 'Chit' (Inner vision) will show him pictures exactly
of what he has seen before - his friends, his football, his carom
Intellect: It gives suggestions and takes final
decision. It can read and interpret thoughts coming from mind. It
always calculates profit and loss and according to that, it
finalises decision. It can only have knowledge of worldly things
and therefore, it is limited. There are two types if intellect, one
is good intellect and the other is bad intellect. Good intellect
shows good thoughts like helping others, being noble etc. Bad
intellect shows bad thoughts like to behave selfish, hurting others
Next his 'Buddhi' (intellect) will start
finding out profits and losses in all the three options. It will
start calculating e.g. his friends are not around, so should he
play indoors? Once again, the 'intellect' shows that if he wants to
use his brother's new bat, he should go for cricket. Likewise,
after a couple of thoughts 'intellect' will decide on one game and
pass the decision to 'Ahankar' (ego).
Ego: It just endorses the decisions taken by
intellect and it sees through the eyes of intellect.
Suppose Shiv decided on cricket, the decision
then will be passed on to Ahankar.
Right there 'Ahankar' (ego) will sign on the
decision and take the action. 'Ego' only endorses the decision made
Thus, our antahkaran works like a parliamentary system. Mind
& Chit are voters. Intellect takes all the decisions like prime
minister. Ego plays role of president and blindly signs the
decisions taken by Intellect.