The Three Gunas
The Vedanta Kesari|March 2021
Under the spell of God’s maya man forgets his true nature. He forgets that he is heir to the infinite glories of his Father. This divine maya is made up of three gunas.
This universe consists of the three gunas—sattva, rajas, and tamas. The three gunas are in Brahman, but It is Itself untainted by them. You may find both good and bad smells in the air; but the air itself is unaffected.

The characteristics of sattva, rajas, and tamas are very different. The scriptures describe sattva as white, rajas as red, and tamas as black. Sattva preserves, rajas creates, and tamas destroys.

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