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March 2016

Yoga Psychology | Sattva Rajas Tamas – Trigunas II


Sattva Rajas Tamas - Trigunas II In Part I (read here) we had touched upon the evolutes arising out of the fusion of Prakrti / Prime Nature and Purusha / Prime Consciousness.  We saw how the 5 Jnanendriyas/ Organs of Knowledge and the 5 Karmendriyas/ Organs of Action are the only ways  for us to know or experience anything, and to interact with our environment.  Our individual and unique ways of Knowing and Action or Doing, reflect our unique combination of the Trigunas or the 3 Prime Qualities - Sattva, Rajas and Tamas. We had also seen how all Yoga must [...]

Yoga Psychology | Sattva Rajas Tamas – Trigunas II2020-01-06T17:39:29+00:00

February 2016

Yoga Psychology | Sattva Rajas Tamas – Trigunas


Anyone doing some basic reading of Yoga theory will often come across the terms Sattva, Rajas and Tamas. Together they are called the Triguna or the 3 Prime Qualities. Sattva-Rajas-Tamas To know where the Triguna originate, we must look into the origin of the Universe and the human, according to Yoga, in brief: out of the combination of Prakrti ( Prime Nature) and Purusha ( Prime Consciousness) come the 3 Prime Qualities, the Triguna, and from these 3 come the Pancha Tattva ( 5 Universal Elements), the Jnanendriyas (5 Senses/ Organs of Knowledge), the Pancha Prana (5 Pranas), the [...]

Yoga Psychology | Sattva Rajas Tamas – Trigunas2020-01-06T17:36:42+00:00

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