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The Yoga of the Differentiation of the three Gunas (Sattva, Rajas and Tamas) Gita XIV

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Chapter XIV: The Yoga of the Differentiation of the Three Gunas (Gunatrayavibhaga) of the Bhagavad Gita.

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Chapter XIV of the Bhagavad Gita: Yoga Differentiation of the three Gunas (Gunatrayavibhaga Yoga)

Content - Chapter XIV- Yoga Differentiation Three Gunas (Jnana Philosophy, Bhagavad Gita)

The great Prakriti is for Me the womb in which I deposit the germ Bhagavad Gita XIV-3-4

Fifteen first verses of this chapter of the Bhagavad Gita (Yoga Philosophy)

The Lord said:

1. Once again, I will explain to you the highest and best knowledge of all, knowing it, all the wise men therefore achieved the highest perfection.

2. Those who, having taken refuge in this knowledge, have achieved unity with Me, are not born at the moment of creation, nor do they suffer at the moment of dissolution.

3. The great Prakriti is for Me the womb in which I deposit the germ; From there all beings are born, O Bharata.

4. In whatever form he is born in the various species, the great Prakriti is the Mother of him and I the Father who gives the seed.

5. Sattva, Rajas and Tamas are the Gunas arising from Prakriti; It is they, O Mahabahu, who keep the imperishable Dweller bound to the body. Rajas and Tamas are the gunas arising from Prakriti

6. Of these, Sattva, being immaculate, gives light and cures; she is united with the bond of happiness and knowledge, O sinless man.

7. You should know that Rajas arises from the nature of passion, he is the source of thirst for desires and attachment; he keeps man bound with the bond of action.

8. Know that Tamas, born of ignorance, is the deception of mortal man; she keeps him bound to carelessness, laziness and sleep, O Bharata.

9. Sattva attaches man to happiness, Rajas to action, and Tamas, masking knowledge, attaches him to laziness.

10. Sattva prevails, O Bharata, when she overcomes Rajas and Tamas; Rajas, when she dominates Sattva and Tamas; Likewise, Tamas reigns when Sattva and Rajas fail.

11. When light (knowledge) shines from all the doors of this body, then it can be known that Sattva predominates.

12. Greed, activity, performance of actions, restlessness or longing are evident when Rajas predominates, O Bharatarshabha.

13. Ignorance, clumsiness, carelessness and deception are evident when Tamas reigns, O Kurunandana.

14. If the incarnate reaches the end of him while Sattva prevails, then he reaches the immaculate worlds of the knowers of the Most High.

15. If he dies when Rajas reigns within him, he is born among men attached to action; and if he dies in Tamas, he is born in irrational species.

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Thus ends the fourteenth chapter, entitled Gunatrayavibhaga Yoga.

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