Tusar Nath Mohapatra

The Interplay of the Three Gunas

Posted on: July 4, 2015

Sri Aurobindo Studies

Because the three Gunas are always in flux, it cannot be said that any individual maintains at all times and in all ways, a completely sattwic, rajasic or tamasic character. There may be a predominant balance that allows us to recognize a primary mode of action and existence of a specific individual, but this balance is subject to change both with changes in circumstance and the internal state of the being. We hear of all kinds of examples where someone has lived long years in a monastery or in solitary meditation in a cave, but when brought at some point into a dynamic city, all kinds of impulses arise, whether acquisitive, sexual or angry! Similarly, there are anecdotes about men who are considered to be ruthless and violent, but who show consideration and care for someone or something that seems “out of character”. Similarly, those who are generally fearful or…

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Tusar N. Mohapatra

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