is very difficult to understand the nature of the mind because
it has no physical existence. It is very subtle as well
as hidden. But the existence of the mind can't be denied,
as many of our problems physical, mental and psychological
are the outcome of our mental condition.
exists in the body but it is distinct from the body and
is also distinct from the spiritual self, 'the Knower'
as he just observes the mind and its functions. The Knower
perceives the external objects through sense organs but
with the help of the mind. Perception of any event is not
possible without the presence of mind. So in every event
of perception there is an external object, an organ of perception
(ears, eyes, nose tongue or skin) and there is mind and
the 'Knower' or 'self'. All these are connected very closely,
inseparable but still distinct from each other.
mind can multiply or divide the strength of the Body. The
person can't work if he is mentally not prepared for the
work but a person can work with extra energy if he is mentally
decided to work.
The mind has tremendous speed. It can travel from one point
to another point at infinite distance within fraction of
The mind interconnects the 'Self' with the physical body.
The mind controls the physical organs through Brain, Autonomous
Nervous System, and Endocrine Gland System.
We can summarise seven functions of the mind as follows.