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Hinduism - What Is Mahat In Hindu Philosophy?


 ("a fantastic one") Mahat is the first evolutionary stage according to the Samkhya philosophical school's explanation of evolution.

It is made up of the first disturbance of prakrti (primal matter) transitioning from its equilibrium condition.

Because prakrti does not change, Mahat is known as the "great one." Mahat is also known as buddhi, the mental faculty that is said to be at the core of mental processes and is responsible for consciousness, perception, and decision-making.

The growth of the following stage in the evolution, ahamkar or subjective consciousness, is aided by buddhi, after which the division of the universe into subjective and objective domains continues.

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