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


DOSHA. The three main psycho-physiological functional principles of the body (vata, pitta, and kapha). They determine each individual’s constitution and maintain the integrity of the human body. The doshas govern the individual’s response to changes. When disturbed, they can initiate the disease process.” Fair Use Source: B00735H9FY


PITTA. “One of the three doshas; it corresponds to the elements of fire and water. Sometimes referred to as the fire or bile principle, pitta governs digestion, absorption, assimilation, metabolism, and body temperature. In balance, pitta promotes understanding and intelligence; out of balance pitta arouses anger, hatred, jealousy.” Fair Use Source: B00735H9FY