Bhagavad Gita - Chapter 3 - Verse 43

evam buddheh param buddhva samstabhyatmanam atmana
jahi shatrum maha-baho kama-rupam durasadam

Translation: 

O mighty armed Arjuna, knowing the individual unit of consciousness to be superior to the intelligence, steady the mind with the pure intellect of the self and conquer this indomitable enemy in the form of lust.

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Commentary: 
Herein, it is stated that the mind is superior to the senses, and intelligence is superior to the mind. But above the intelligence is the consciousness or atma. The material body is comprised of the mind, senses and intelligence and they are therefore considered as material elements. In Chapter Seven, verse four of Bhagavad-gita, Shri Krishna lists the eight material elements as earth, water, fire, air, space, mind, intelligence and false ego. Then, in the next verse, Krishna describes a superior energy known as jiva-bhuta, the units of individual consciousness. ...continue reading »

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