Tusar Nath Mohapatra

The Four Orders of Society and the Three Gunas

Posted on: August 3, 2014

Sri Aurobindo Studies

The Gita has related the four orders of society, not to a fixed outward rule governed by the accident of birth in a particular strata of society, but to the inner capacity of the individual and the turn of his natural tendencies. This inner capacity and these tendencies relate to the predominant balance of the play of the three Gunas in each individual. As an individual evolves and grows in capacities, and as the evolutionary development moves him systematically through a predominant balance of tamas, rajas or sattwa, we see that the natural interest and work to be done by the individual mirrors that balance, which is not fixed for all time and through multiple lives, nor inherited, but something that is fluid with the development of the inner truth within the individual. it should also be remembered that the three Gunas are always at play and thus, for any…

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Tusar N. Mohapatra

Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum
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SELF posits a model of counselling and communicative action as an instrument in order to stimulate the public sphere. The model aims at supplementing the individual’s struggle for a successful social adjustment with more aspirational inputs so as to help one take an informed and balanced attitude towards life as well as society.
Savitri Era of those who adore,
Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

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