The 3 gunas(attributes) of the mind – satva( सत्व ), rajas( रजस् ) and tamas( तमस् ).
This idea is often oversimplified to things like food. I wonder if this idea of gunas of the mind can be put to some real use.
We spend one-third of our life sleeping, which is perhaps tamasic.
We spend another third working, which is mostly rajasic.
The remaining third with TV, house-keeping and bill-paying. This is definitely not satvik.
Where is the satva ? Satva in my understanding is ‘awakened state of non-action’. When the mind observes the surroundings calmly with no impulse to react or judge, without ego.
When the mind enters the realm of satva, it gives us a small chance to elevate ourselves beyond the mundane. The chance is small, but is definitely the only one.
I wonder what people will do to enter the realm of satva, if they are aware of this possibility. I will probably go for a long walk on a calm road with trees on the sides (and try not to think about important things).