Mahat (Skt., ‘the great one’). In Sāṃkhya (and other non-theistic) philosophy, the first evolution of mūlaprakṛti, synonymous with buddhi (‘intellect’). Mahat contains all individual buddhis and all potential matter of the gross universe in its cosmic extent as the first manifest principle (tattva). Mahat in turn produces ahaṃkāra, the ego principle.
More From encyclopedia.com
Principle , PRINCIPLE Something first in a certain order, upon which anything else follows. An order of before and after is found in many things and in different… Archimedes Principle , Archimedes' principle Observation by Archimedes that a body immersed in a fluid is pushed up by a force equal to the weight of the displaced fluid. H… Precautionary Principle , The Precautionary Principle is referred to in the 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development; the declaration includes the principle, "Natio… Difference Principle , Difference Principle The difference principle is the second part of the second principle of John Rawls’s theory of justice. The first principle requi… Exclusion Principle , exclusion principle Basic law of quantum mechanics, proposed by Wolfgang Pauli in 1925, stating no two electrons in an atom can possess the same ener… Herbert Spencer , Spencer, Herbert Spencer, Herbert Herbert Spencer (1820-1903), the English philosopher-scientist, was a leading figure in the intellectual revolution…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article
You Might Also Like