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3 types of behavior (guna) , which one are you?

I am reading Bhagavad Gita (the great yogic text) and there is a chapter discussing about the concept of Guna. It gave me a lot to think about.

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the three Guna – sattva, raja and tamas – as innate nature (psychology or personality of an individual).

Sattvic guna is one driven by what is pure, truth, compassionate, without craving, doing the right because it is right, positive and good.

Tamasic guna is one driven by what is impure, ignorant, lazy, dark, destructive, aimed to hurt another, contemptuous, negative and vicious.

Rajasic guna is one that is ego-driven, out of personal passion, active, ostentatious, seeking the approval of others.

All of these three gunas are present in everyone and everything, it is the proportion that is different, according to Hindu worldview. The interplay of these gunas defines the character of someone or something, of nature and determines the progress of life.


I have been all three state of mind. but some might be dominant than the other.

With everything that have been going on this year,

Either climate change, racial injustice or health care system, more of those problems that are many of us decided not to look at came up in surface. More like, in our face.

Are you choosing not to look, stay ignorant because of the fear of change?

Are you active, passionate. For self gain and or approval of others?

Are you looking at the truth as it is and willing to contribute, driven by your love, compassion for yourself and for every being in this world?

When world is in chaos, I am experiencing more self discovery.


Change is the only consistent thing in this world.

Embrace the growth, the change.

So much love and light to you.

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