Along with the soul and body, Mann is described as tripod in Ayurveda. There is a definite place of Mann in the scheme of life. Mann is included in the nine Dravya or substances. It is an instrument of soul and work in close association with it. Mann is to be the link between the soul and the senses. Without association of Mann exact perception or cognition does not take place. According to Charak Samhita, Vatadosha is responsible for the normal functioning and activities of Mann. Vatadosha is the controller and motivator for Mann.
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