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Etymology/ Definitionबुद्धि: निश्चयात्मिका । सु.शा.१/१७ डल्हण
ReferenceS.Sha.1/17 D`alhan`a
Literary MeaningM / W – intelligence, reason, intellect, mind
Implied MeaningIt is the functioning entity of body, which is responsible for firm decisions.
ElaborationThe term Buddhi ( intellect ) used by the texts indicates two levels of knowledge. First level is general cognition while second level is of specific cognition with a statutory impression on mind.
It has multiple dimensions to it like Dhee ( the strength to endure ), Dhriti ( retentive memory ), Medhaa ( memory for the read word ). Collectively it denotes the decision making process.
SynonymsDnyaana Upalabdhee Pratyaya
Contemporary ColloquialIntellect, higher functions

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