gunas

guna

[goon-uh]
noun
(in Sankhya and Vedantic philosophy) one of the three qualities of prakriti, or nature, which are passion (rajas) dullness or inertia (tamas) and goodness or purity (sattva)

Origin:
1860–65; < Sanskrit guṇa thread, quality

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Main Entry:  gunas
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  three qualities of nature according to Hindu philosophy, including consciousness (sattva), activity (rajas), and inactivity (tamas)
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