|Etymology/ Definition||बुद्धि: निश्चयात्मिका । सु.शा.१/१७ डल्हण|
|Literary Meaning||M / W – intelligence, reason, intellect, mind|
|Implied Meaning||It is the functioning entity of body, which is responsible for firm decisions.|
|Elaboration||The 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.
|Synonyms||Dnyaana , Upalabdhee , Pratyaya|
|Contemporary Colloquial||Intellect, higher functions|
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