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There are three tendencies present in the mind of any individual. These are – ‘Satvaguna’, ‘Rajoguna’ and ‘Tamoguna’. Satvaguna drives the person to pursue the spiritual and saintly activities; Rajoguna promotes desire for worldly possessions, and Tamoguna drives one to be lazy and insolent who avoids to do any work.
“Actions, born due to interaction of these three Gunas (attributes) – Satva (endowed with goodness), Rajas (endowed with passion) and Tamas (ignorance) influence all living beings and leave them enamoured.”
“Because my maya (a deceptive illusion of reality) is full of wonder and perplexity, it is extremely difficult to overcome. But seekers, who worship Me and meditate transcend above the influence of this maya (illusion).”
The three tendencies-Satva, Rajas and Tamas interplay among themselves in any ordinary individual all the times. When Satvaguna becomes strong overpowering the other two, the individual gets engaged in devotion to the Almighty, works for the good of humanity, performs duty without being attached to the results.
Likewise, Rajoguna suppresses the other two and Tamoguna becomes dominant among the three at different times.
“Arjuna, I am the immortal seed of life on earth. I am the wisdom of the wise and I am the divinity of the divine. I am tapa(penance) of the saints. I am the courage of the brave; knowledge of the knowledgeable; heat of the fire; life in all living beings.
” Thus, excellence in any activity is the gift of the Almighty, His grace. When we know this, we are motivated to do our best in whatever we do because that is nothing but service to Him. Insolence is against His wishes. Inactivity takes us away from Him. The application of mind, all inventions and developments of the material and the intellect invoke His divine pleasure. The lessons that we draw will never allow us to lose our chosen path. The consistency and perseverance without which no worthwhile project can be achieved are His grace. This should be considered by us as our worship and devotion to Him.
In fact, performance of our duty to the best of our ability takes us closer to Him when it’s performed without any selfish motive.
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