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    Understanding The Three Gunas

    The Three Gunas are considered the three qualities of nature. They cannot be fully understood without first considering the yogic philosophy creation. This philosophy is referred to by the Sanskrit word amkhya. The belief is that forces came together to form the three Gunas. Amkhya philosophy begins with two forces coming together – urusha and rakruti. Urusha is unmanifested. It is the formless, passive, and beyond any and all attributes. It is beyond space and time. Prakruti is the creative force of action. It is the source of form, attributes, and manifestation. These opposing forces came to form something called ahad. Mahad is considered to be the cosmic intelligence. From ahad was created…