This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

Prakriti and the three gunas

We mentioned earlier on the doctrine of the three gunas, and at this point we should say that these belong properly to Prakriti. It is this triplicity of constitutive qualities which gives rise to the indefinite variety of productions. Under the influence of Purusha, this equilibrium is ruptured and organized, and the indefinite variety of the productions of manifestation are the result. The gunas are therefore fundamental conditions of Existence, and all beings are subject to them in varying proportions.

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