Indian Philosophy Brainless?

Ferenc Ruzsa ferenc.ruzsa at ELTE.HU
Wed Sep 22 16:28:19 UTC 2004

Dear Plamen,

According to the Cologne on-line dictionary, the oldest word  (RV)is perhaps
also classical (suSruta, sARGgadhara-saMhitA) are
mastu-luGga and mastu-luGgaka,
and the group
goda, gorda and gordha
is found only in dictionaries.
I don't recall having seen any of them in philosophical texts.

Ferenc Ruzsa, PhD
associate professor of philosophy
Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
e-mail: ferenc.ruzsa at
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Plamen Gradinarov" <plamen at ORIENTALIA.ORG>
Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 2004 2:19 PM
Subject: Indian Philosophy Brainless?

> Dear members,
> Is there an equivalent to brain in Indian darsanas or Ayurvedic teachings?
> There is [I]manas[/I] (mind) in the heart, [I]buddhi[/I] (intellect) I
> know where, but probably in the - and serving as the - universal matrix of
> all [I]mahabhutas[/I], [I]cetas[/I] (pure conscious mentality) which
> contains and is made up of pure [I]manas-sattva[/I], and all these three
> often referred to as [I]citta[/I] (consciousness).
> None of them is even slightly the brain.
> Could you give me some guidance in my attempts to find the brain traces in
> Indian philosophy?
> Thank you,
> Plamen

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