The Gunas or Natures triune character

by anumahajan2013

Sanskrit / Hindi English Satvik Rajasik Tamsik
Good / Expanding Activating Evil / Obstructing
Gyan Knowledge One Indestructible / undivided Spirit in all existence Different & distinct varied from one another, separateness Untrue/delusion/ stifled conscience, without reason
Kar Action / work Non Attached to the fruit, done without either love or hatred/ raga dveshNatural Process Longing for satisfaction of desires, donewith great insistent Effort Without thought, harmful to self & others, fickle, based on sensory joy.
Karta Ego/ Character/Doer/Agent Untouched by egotism or desire of fulfillment, filled with enthusiasm & firmness Attached, passion, greedy & emotional Conscienceless, arrogant, cheating, lazy, malicious
Buddhi Intelligence / Understanding Understands Dharma / rightful duty, has power of discrimination Dharma & Adharma is distorted, coloured by prejudices Ignorant of any Duty & bound by excessive living, bringing sorrow.
Dhriti Strength of mind/resolve/ fortitude/ patience Yoga for restraining the wayward oscillation of the mind & senses. Bound by duty but also the fruit of all desires & wealth. Conceited, fearful, sleepy, depressed, filled with negativity
Sukham Experience/HappinessSupreme Bliss From perceptive Discrimination arises a Self Realization, discipline is hard at first; lives a life of high idealsFirst poison then nectar, prasada. Based on sensory pleasures of the MBS, joy of possessing material objectsFirst nectar then poison First poison and later also poisonLack of any control, always excessive
Notes: There is no being on earth or in heaven (devas) who is completely free from SRT gunas.
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