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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