Tusar Nath Mohapatra

Psychological Aspects of the Three Gunas

Posted on: May 10, 2014

Sri Aurobindo Studies

The three Gunas are not restricted to major cosmic principles of Matter, Energy and Consciousness, but are also part and parcel of our own psychology and reactive nature. Sri Aurobindo describes the psychological nature of each of the Gunas as follows:

“Sattwa…is by the purity of its quality a cause of light and illumination and by virtue of that purity it produces no disease or morbidity or suffering in the nature. … For knowledge and a harmonious ease and pleasure and happiness are the characteristic result of Sattwa. The pleasure that is sattwic is not only that contentment which an inner clarity of satisfied will and intelligence brings with it, but all delight and content produced by the soul’s possession of itself in light or by an accord or an adequate and truthful adjustment between the regarding soul and the surrounding Nature and her offered objects of desire and perception.”

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Tusar N. Mohapatra

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