These are 3 states which guide human action- Saathvic, Rajasik and Thamasik.

All the three are present in any human being. What is important is the ratio in which these three are present at any given point in his life.

The ratio keeps on changing during ones lifetime. 1/n
In the Saathvik state, the mind is intent upon goodness and truth, wisdom and love.

This condition leads to the evolution of the higher order thoughts and behaviour, that is mostly idealistic and based on highest level of ethics. 2/n
An example can be wanting to go to Himalayas and spend some time meditating, away from the madding crowd. Clear the mind and rejuvenate oneself

Or Think of Building or Renovating a Siva Temple (which is my Saathvik thought currently) 3/n
In the Rajasik State, the person is highly energetic and goes out of the way to acquire objects of sense, knowledge, fame, power, ambition, social benefit, etc.

The behaviour is aggressive, full of energy and highly action oriented. 4/n
Example of himalayas - Get the car ready, have a co driver, service the car, start ASAP, arrange accommodation and just get going after tweeting to everyone you are going😃

As for Siva Temple, look for land, thanthri, architect, sculptor, raise funds, likeminded people 5/n
In the Thamasik state the mind is sluggish, unaroused, stupid, ignorant and without zest .

This condition leads to the evolution of the desires, passions, and appetites - mainly animal feelings. 6/n
In the case of Siva Temple, allow things to drift, get petty with others in the team, look for personal benefits than the greater good. 7/n
According to Manu,

Sathva (goodness) has the form of knowledge, and induces a deep calm full of bliss, and a pure light. 7/n
Rajas (activity) has the form of love and hatred, and induces pain and dissatisfaction, and an activity difficult to conquer, which draws embodied souls to the objects of sense. 8/n
Thamas (darkness) has the form of ignorance, and is coupled with delusion unfathomed by reasoning. 9/n
We, the common people, should move out from our Thamasik state on matters pertaining to life and pursue a more Rajasik style of behaviour. This will ultimately lead to a state of Sath. 10/n
'Asathoma Sath Gamaya
Thamassoma Jyothir Gamaya
Mrithyoma Amritham Gamaya
Ohm Santhi! Santhi! Santhi!'11/n
We need to attain Santhi.

For that let us push ourself to move from Asath to Sath, Thamass to Jyothi and from Mrithyu to Amritham.

It is in our hands and no one else's 12/n
PS: Me wanting to share knowledge is Saathvik . Taking the pains to write long threads day in and day out, responding to notifications promptly is Rajasvik . Being rough with followers who violate my TL Rules, or who, in my opinion, comment rubbish is Thamassik.🤣 n/n

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