Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Three Gunas

June 9, 1935.

A man from Cocanada asked: My mind remains clear for two or three days and then turns dull for the next two or three days; and so it alternates. What is this due to?

Maharshi: It is quite natural- the play of brightness (sattva), activity (rajas) and darkness (tamas) alternating. Do not regret the tamas; but when the sattva comes into play, hold on to it fast and make the best of it.

(Talks with Ramana Maharshi, Inner Directions Edition, p.43.)

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