Trigunas (The Three Gunas)

Qualities around us, Qualities in us   Tri: Three Gunas: qualities, energies, states of mind     An understanding of the trigunas, the three qualities in nature, helps us to better understand ourselves and the world around us. 1. Tamas (तमस्) inertia, stillness, resistance to action Tamas manifests in positive and negative ways. In the positive form, tamas is strength and stability. In the negative form, tamas is and dullness, inactivity, laziness. Can we notice tamas in the world around us and within us? Where, when and how do we experience tamas?   2. Rajas (रजस्) action, change, movement Rajas is the Guna, or quality of activity, dynamism and the impetus to change, to do, to create. In the positive form, rajas is energy, positive action, enthusiasm and enterprise. In the negative form, rajas is domineering, negative action, loud and destructive. When rajas is in balance, we make progress, achieve great results and feel in flow with life. When rajas is out of balance, we lack focus, become [...]

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The Mantra Om/Aum

What is Aum/Om and why do we chant 3? Aum/Om: The universal mantra. Mantra - in its simplest form - is pure sound vibration which helps free the mind from its limitations. What is a limitation of the mind? Thinking the world is flat was once a limitation of the mind. An apple falling from the tree and thinking the sky is falling is a limitation of the mind. 60 years ago, one could not imagine a computer weighing less than 20 tons. Limited thinking indeed! Even those thoughts of "I'm not good enough" or "I could never achieve that" is a limitation of the mind. Don't let yourself get caught in a limited thinking mind! Aum is a core mantra, meaning, it is the vibration of creation manifested as sound. By chanting Aum, we connect from our limitiations to our possibilities, from our current state of  being to our higher potential, from the "I" or "me," to the "us" and "we." From the individual consciousness, feel yourself [...]

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