Here is a theory. This may answer some of the questions and bring many more …
1. WHO AM I ?
I am a peaceful(Shanti) soul (Om). “Om Shanti”.
1A. What is the soul ?
The soul is living , it is conscious. It is driver and source of power.
It is peaceful and loving. It can connect with the Supreme being.
It is invisible. It can be visualized as a point of light on your forehead.
1B. What differences are there between the body and the soul ?
Body is a costume that the soul wears to describe its current personality(sanskara).
The soul changes bodies or costumes as it changes or develops its personality. The body is essentially made of material things that are “living” only because of the soul inside. When the soul leaves the body, the body is non-living.
The soul is the driver of the body and gives life to the body.
1C. What are Mind, Intellect and Sanskaras ?
Mind creates thoughts, feelings and emotions. It is not limited by time, space or reality.
It should be controlled. (If you think of something you will say it. If you say it then you will do it.)
Intellect uses logic to discriminate and judge a thought before acting upon it. It understands and assesses.
It should be enhanced.
Sanskaras are impressions of the soul that have been the created by past actions and experiences. It controls the tendencies of the soul.
It needs to be molded in ways that lead to a peaceful and happy mind.
Sanskaras effect thoughts. Thoughts, actions and Sanskaras form a cycle of karma.