Prakrati differentiates  into antahkarana (the psychic apparatus ) , indriyas (senses) and bhutas (matter). ´Antahkarana (the psychic apparatus ) has Buddhi, Ahamkara, and Manas.

(14) Buddhi – ascertaining intelligence (vyavasayatmika), external object reflected through eye and internal images built out of samskaras ( impressions on the mind)

(15) Ahamkara – product of Buddhi is the I-consciousness and the power of self-appropriation

(16) Manas –  product of Ahamkara. It cooperates with the senses in building up perceptions, and it builds up images and concepts.


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