The Material Basis Of Mind
The Pali word 'chitta' may be translated into the English word "mind", subject to the proviso that the latter be not understood in the sense of something non-material which it is usually taken to mean. For "chitta", according to both the Hindu and the Buddhist ways of thinking, is not non-material but belongs to the side of matter, however, rarefied it may be. The most noticeable feature of the mind (chitta) in the view of Buddhism, however, consists in its being a "stream" or a "ceaseless flow" of consciousness and. consequently, being difficult to control. Not only that, the mind, if it is allowed to remain uncontrolled, is more likely than not to prove a source of evil.'
The Dhammapada: By Niunja Vihari Banerjee, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers, (2000), Group A - The Mind - Page 95.