Human mind is originally bright or brilliant [Prapassarachitta or simple mind theory] -Man is born with a seed of knowing and it has to be developed. . -Everybody has the potential to attain enlightenment No permanent soul – only accumulation of karma. reincarnates and affect the next life Negative behaviours caused by ‘ignorance’ in previous life might stay within the human till the next life.

To understand To improve To overcome The ultimate achievement NIRVANA .

• • • • Physical forms [ rupa ] Feelings or sensations [ vedana ] Ideations [ sanna ] Mental formations or dispositions [ sankhara ] • Consciousness [ vinnana ] .

ASPECTS IN DEVELOPMENT OF INSIGHT IMPERMANENCE SUFFERING EGOLESSNESS .

Human exists as a part of the universe Human should overcome the ideas of individuality .

Presence of “Smart gene”? Research in genetics Multiple genes .” To understand both the genetic and the environmental contributions to human behavior.Biological Perspectives DEFINITION From Sir Francis Galton (1822-1911) “The study of biological variation.

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