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Manas, from the Sanskrit (a.), pertaining to the mind, mental, spiritual; produced from the mind, sprung at will. Also means, Dwelling in the lake Manas, from which is derived Manasrovar, the lake at the foot of Mt. Kailash in Tibet, described as the sacred abode of Lord Shiva. "Manas" describes what is fundamental to humans, the capacity for thought and the ability to reason; manas distinguishes humans from the animal kingdom. It has the same meaning in Greek.