***Ch 14-130 Attachments to The Nature -Sattva-Rajas-Tamas Mar 9, 2016 13:40:18 GMT 1
Post by vatsa sridatta on Mar 9, 2016 13:40:18 GMT 1
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Part V- LEARNING TOGETHER – HINDUISM - FOR THE PURPOSE OF PEACE ON EARTH-
Attachments to The Nature -Sattva-Rajas-Tamas
Concepts from The Bhagavad Gita -
" God / Brahman Speaking to Anne Terri and Vatsa Sridatta Through The Holy Spirit :
in Guidance of what We Share with you this day.
' LORD KRISHNA SAYS ;
Attachments to the NATURE -born qualities of Sattva (goodness), Rajas (passion),and Tamas (ignorance) bind the imperishable Soul to the body. (Gita - 14 / 5)
Sattva (goodness), being stainless, is illuminating and flawless, but it binds the Soul to the body by creating attachment to happiness and wisdom. (Gita - 14 / 6)
Rajas is of the nature of passion, as born of thirst (cupidity)and attachment . It binds the Soul to the body by attachment to action.
(Gita - 14 / 7)
Tamas born of ignorance is the deluder of all embodies beings. It binds the Soul to the body through heedlessness, indolence and sleep.
( Gita - 14 / 8) '
'HARI OM' “AMEN”
*The Gunas, born of Prakriti
The three Gunas and the four motivations of life, and are the intrinsic qualities of Prakriti.
Prakriti is the universal energy of primary matter or Nature.
The three Gunas are Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas, and they are often associated with creation (Brahma), preservation (Vishnu), and destruction (Shiva) respectively. Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva make up the Hindu Trinity or Trimurti, and with their association with the three Gunas we can see how they represent the three stages that matter, or Nature, goes through in her continuous cycle of life.
Sattva translates as essence. When someone or something is sattvic it has the qualities of purity, equilibrium, harmony, and goodness.
Rajas translates as air or vapor. Being rajasic has the qualities of activity, movement, and passion.
Tamas translates as darkness, ignorance, and illusion. It is also a term for the obstruction of the Sun and Moon during eclipses. Tamasic qualities indicate sluggishness, inertia, and lethargy.
In the Bhagavad Gita, Sri Krishna explains the Gunas to Arjuna in great detail:
It is the three gunas born of prakriti – sattva, rajas, and tamas – that bind the immortal Self to the body.
Sattva – pure, luminous, and free from sorrow – binds us with attachment to happiness and wisdom. Rajas is passion, arising from selfish desire and attachment. These bind the Self with compulsive action.
Tamas, born of ignorance, deludes all creatures through heedlessness, indolence, and sleep.
Sattva binds us to happiness; rajas binds us to action. Tamas, distorting our understanding, binds us to delusion
Bibliography; Healer, Spiritual Counselor, and Writer, Julianne Victoria
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