Hindu scriptures have talked about three types of rins (debts) – Dev rin, Pitra rin and Rishi rin.God or the devtas gave us consciousness, parents gave us our body and teachers gave us the knowledge or intellect.

In Vedic language, our body is a mix of mind, body and soul which can be equated to three rins of mind (teachers), body (parents) and soul (Rishi & Gods).

In computer language, it can be equated to operational software (God), application software (teachers) and computer hardware (parents).