Citta (Pali and Sanskrit; pronounced chitta) (IAST: citta) is one of three overlapping terms used in the nikaya to refer to the mind, the others being manas and viññāṇa

Each is sometimes used in the generic and non-technical sense of “mind” in general, and the three are sometimes used in sequence to refer to one’s mental processes as a whole

Their primary uses are, however, distinct