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Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Om Namasivaya nama:

Sloka 110:

Only by realizing the Brahman, the non dual state, Maya can be removed from our mind or intellects, just as the illusion of the snake is removed by the discriminative knowledge or direct experience of the rope. Because the Gunas (qualities) of the Maya is a mix of Rajas, Thamas and Satwa, distinguished by their respective functions.

Rajo Guna - Its Nature and Effects :

Sloka 111:

Rajas has projecting power (Vikshepa-sakthi). Alert and activities are its natural functions, Initial activities are originated from Rajo Guna. Part of an important function, modifications such as grief and happiness are produced continuously. Rajo Guna will be active only while waking stage. Rajas is the reason for mind's agitation towards everything.

Sloka 112:

The dreadful attributes of Rajo Gunas are mainly 8 important effects viz: Desire, Anger, Greed, Hypocrisy, Arrogance,  Jealousy,  Egoism and Envy, from which the the worldly tendencies of man are produced.  Therefore, Rajas is the reason for bondage in life. Those who realize and win over the cause of reason could over come Rajas effects.

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