Tamas

See Ignorance, Obscurations, Kapha imbalance

TAMAS. “One of the three gunas of Prakruti or Nature; its characteristics are darkness, inertia, and ignorance; it is responsible for sleep, drowsiness, dullness, unconsciousness.” Fair Use Source: B00735H9FY

Sattva

See also Bodhisattva, Living being

SATTVA. “One of the three gunas of Prakruti, sattva denotes light, clarity, purity of perception; it is the essence of pure awareness.” Fair Use Source: B00735H9FY

Rajas

See Vata imbalance, desire.

RAJAS. “One of the three universal qualities (triguna) of Prakruti, Cosmic Creativity. Rajas is active, mobile, dynamic.” Fair Use Source: B00735H9FY

Sankhya Philosophy

SANKHYA. “One of the schools of Indian philosophy, Sankhya denotes both “discriminative knowledge” and “enumeration.” It gives a systematic account of cosmic evolution from Purusha (Cosmic Spirit) and Prakruti (Primordial Matter) through the stages of creation: Mahad (Cosmic Intelligence); Ahamkara (individuating principle); Mana (mind); Indriyas (the inner doors of perception); Tanmatras (the objects of perception); and Mahat Bhutas (five great elements). Sat means truth and khya means to realize; thus Sankhya means to realize the theory of the creation of the universe in order to realize the ultimate truth of human life. Sankhya reveals the journey of consciousness into matter.” Fair Use Source: B00735H9FY