Guna

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Vedic philosophy describes three gunas (loosely translated, "tendencies" or "mental states"):

Sattva 
balance, order, purity
Rajas 
overactivity, turmoil
Tamas 
lethargy, entropy

These states are also used in Ayurveda, a Hindu system of holistic medicine, to assess conditions and diets.

These terms are also used in Indian alchemy. Their equivalents in western alchemy are:

Sattva: Mercury
Rajas: Sulphur
Tamas: Salt

References

  • Wikipedia (2004). Guna. Retrieved Oct. 19, 2004.

Document Source

  • This page was originally sourced from Thelemapedia. Retrieved May 2009.