June 27, 2006

Sattwa is purity, light and illumination

The 3 Gunas Bhagavad Gita Ch. 14, (rendered by Sri Aurobindo)
"6. Of these Sattwa is by the purity of its quality a cause of light and illumination, and by virtue of that purity produces no disease or morbidity or suffering in the nature: it binds by attachment to knowledge and attachment to happiness, O sinless one.
7. Rajas, know thou, has for its essence attraction of liking and longing; it is a child of the attachment of the soul to the desire of objects; O Kaunteya, it binds the embodied spirit by attachment to works.
8. But Tamas, know thou, born of ignorance, is the deluded of all embodied beings; it binds by negligence, indolence and sleep, O Bharata."
As we know, each person has a combination of the 3 gunas within him/her. In some, Sattwa is dominant, in others, Rajas, and yet others, Tamas.Through our Sadhana and our conscious observance of our own actions, we can slowly cause our Sattwic tendencies to become dominant. posted by Devi 6/26/2006 06:54:00 AM Monday, June 26, 2006

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