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Bhagavad Gita Chapter XIV: Yoga of Distinction of The Three Gunas
The Bhagavad Gita ‘Song of the Lord’ is a conversation between Lord Krsna and the warrior prince Arjuna on the battlefield of the Kurukshetra. It provides a practical philosophy which expounds the technique for an active and peaceful life. Above all, it ushers one towards the goal of spiritual Enlightenment.
The chapter describes how Brahman generates beings through the creator Brahma. It explains the distinct natures of the three gunas qualities – sattva, rajas and tamas. Sattva is stainless, pure, brilliant. Rajas comprises desire, attachment, mental agitation. Tamas is ignorance, indolence, indifference, heedlessness. These gunas bind beings to the world. Also project them into the cycle of birth and death. But a seeker through unswerving devotion transcends the gunas, attains Self-realisation.
Rooted in the supreme Self, the Enlightened becomes a disinterested witness, Saksi of the world. He regards all experiences alike. Remains detached from internal and external happenings.
Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 14