The mind in its total or collective sense, being composed of three categories: (a) Mind, having the faculty of attention, selection and rejection; (b) Reason, the decisive state which determines the distinction between things and (c) Ego, the I-maker.
Mind. Derived from the word chit, the original consciousness which has undergone modifications. Its seat is said to be the heart. The emotional aesthetic way of knowing or associating with objects is mainly chitta-vikara, or chitta-vritti, which are asked to be controlled or prevented by the Yoga Sutra; Yogah chitta-vritti nirodhah.