Tusar Nath Mohapatra

The Triple Power and the Triple Bondage of the Gunas

Posted on: May 11, 2014

Sri Aurobindo Studies

The human tendency to categorize and define leads us to look at individuals and designate them as being “sattwic”, “rajasic” or “tamasic” individuals. It is important, however, to recognize that no person is completely one or the other, and further that the Gunas are always in flux. We each have a combination of all three Gunas operative, and based on whichever one predominates in a particular circumstance, we get a commensurate result. Those individuals who characteristically have one or another Guna predominant are so designated; it is important to remember that due to the ever-changing relationship, no one, however well established in a habitual response, will always have that predominant quality in the forefront.

Sri Aurobindo reviews the Gunas: “The three qualities are a triple power which by their interaction determine the character and disposition and through that and its various motions the actions of the natural man. But this…

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Tusar N. Mohapatra

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