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(Sk.). From the Sankskrit mānas or mind. In The Secret Doctrine, these are identical with the KUMĀRAS or the AGNISHVĀTTAS, who awakened the mind principle in human beings. They are also equivalent to the Mānasa Dhyānis who are the highest PITRIS in the PURĀNAS. In the Mahābhārata, Mānasa is the name of a primeval god that has no beginning or ending. See SOLAR PITRIS.

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