3 Gunas – The Primary Modifications of Prakriti (Nature)


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Updated on December 2, 2020

The present, to some extent, is influenced by the past Karma and largely by the actions of the present. The present actions, in all its Panorama, i.e. physical, verbal and mental, influence this life, and also the next life after leaving the body.

Dear God like friends,
Pranams. Greetings.

I am sure your Kriya Yoga practice is going on well. The Sun in the heaven, dutifully, with joy, rises in the east, travels across the sky, and sets in the west. Never it feels bored or tired and never it complains. Its duty is to give light, life, love and nutrition, and knowledge to the Creation. It obeys God’s command. Similarly, human beings should heed this lesson, be mindful of their Soul Sun in the Heart and fulfill their destiny on this earth in this life and in the other world after leaving the body. The present, to some extent, is influenced by the past Karmas and largely by the actions of the present. The present actions, in all its Panorama, i.e. physical, verbal, and mental, influence this life & also the next life after leaving the body. 

The quality and quantity of this influence depend on the 3 Gunas or the primary modifications of Nature or Prakriti. It is the Gunas, which determine the conduct, character, actions, and reactions of a person. It also determines the future life of a person. Nature or Prakriti functions under the guidance and regulations of the Cosmic Law of God. This is outlined in the Bhagavad Gita. These three Gunas are Sattwa, Rajas, and Tamas. A person becomes free or independent of these Cosmic Gunas only when he attains Self Realization.

May God and Guru Bless, Guide, Protect and Inspire each one of us and the Whole Universe.

With Love and Best Wishes,
Paramahansa Atmananda Ji

Paramahansa Atmananda

A Doctor, A Yogi, A Teacher. He is a Yogi and highly qualified doctor. With his specialization in Internal Medicine and Neurology, he has been able to make many spiritual seekers understand about Kriya Yoga as a scientific technique for Self and God Realization.