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3 MODES OF NATURE CHART

  1. 1. ITEM REF IGNORANCE PASSION GOODNESS Symptoms Bg 14.6-9 S.B. 11.25.9 - delusion of all embodied living beings - anger - unlimited desirous longings - lust - Purer than others, illuminating and frees one from sinful reaction - self control Conditioning B.G. 14.6-9 - madness, indolence, sleep - material fruitive action - sense of happiness and knowledge Increase in Bg 14.6-9 - darkness, inertia, madness + illusion manifest - great attachment, fruitive activity, intense endeavour, uncontrollable desire and hankering develop - gates of body illuminating by knowledge Social order Bg 18.41-44 - sudras: labour and service to others - ksatriyas: heroism, power, determination, resourcefulness, courage in battle, generosity and leadership - vaisyas: aiming cow protection and business - brahmana’s, peacefulness, self-control, austerity, purity, tolerance, honesty, knowledge, wisdom + religiousness Next life and abode Bg 14.14,15,18 S.B 11 25.21-22 - takes birth in animal kingdom, go down to hellish worlds - falls into lower and lower births - go to hell - takes birth among those engaged in fruitive activities - transmigrates through human body - world of humans - purer, higher planets of great sages planets - higher and higher positions, heavenly planets Results of action Bg 14.16-17 - foolishness, madness and illusion - misery, greed develops - result of pious action is pure, knowledge develops Development Bg 14.17 - foolishness, madness and illusion - greed - knowledge Worship or Faith Bg 17.4 S.B. 11.25-27 - ghosts and spirits - faith in irreligious activities - demons - faith rooted in fruitive work - worship demigods - directed towards spiritual life (faith) Food Bg 17.8-10 S.B. 11.25-28 - eaten 3hrs after preparation, tasteless, decomposed, putrid, consisting of remnants + untouchable things - unclean and causes distress - too bitter, too salty, hot pungent, dry + burning. Cause distress, misery, and disease - gives immediate pleasure to senses - increase duration of life, purify existence, give strength, health, happiness, and satisfaction, are juicy, fatty, wholesome, and pleasing to heart - wholesome, pure, obtained without difficulty Sacrifice Bg 17.11-13 - without regard of sastra, without distributing prasad, without chanting Vedic hymns, without daksina + faith - for material benefit, for pride - performed according to direction of sastra, as duty, by those desiring no reward Austerity Bg 17.17-19 - out of foolishness, with self-torture or to destroy or injure others - out of pride for respect, honour and worship. Neither stable nor permanent - 3 fold austerity performed with faith by men not expecting benefit + for sake of Supreme Charity Bg 17.20-22 - impure place, improper time, to unworthy person or without proper attention & respect - expectation of some return, a desire for fruitive result, in a grudging mood - given out of duty without expecting return, at proper time & place, to a worthy person Renunciation Bg 18.7-9 - giving up prescribed duties because of illusion - gives up duties as troublesome out of fear of bodily comfort - performs duties because it ought to be done, free from material association & attachment fruit Knowledge Bg 18.20-22 S.B. 11.25-24 - attached to one work, without knowledge of truth & is very meagre / foolish, materialistic - in every body a different type of entity - based on duality - one undivided nature seen in all entities though they are divided into innumerable forms - absolute knowledge
  2. 2. Action or Work Bg 18.23-25 S.B. 11.25.23 - in illusion, disregarding sastra, without concern for future bondage or for violence & distress to others - impelled by violence + envy - great effort, seeking to gratify desires enacted from false ego. - desire to enjoy results - is regulated, performed without attachment, without love or hatred or desire for future results - as offering to hold without consideration of fruit Worker Bg 18.26-28 - work against sastra, materialistic, obstinate, cheating + expert in insulting others, lazy, morose + procrastinating - forgotting to tell right from wrong - attached to work, its fruits, desiring to enjoy fruit, greedy, envious, impure, moved by joy + sorrow - blinded by personal desire - performs duty without association of modes/false ego, with determination, enthusiasm, not wavering in success or failure - free of attachment Understanding Bg 18.30-32 - considers irreligion / religion + vice versa, under illusion + darkness, strives in wrong direction - cannot distinguish between religion & irreligion, action to be done or not - knows what ought to be done or not, feared & not, what is binding or liberating Determination Bg 18.33-35 - cannot go beyond dreaming, fearfulness, moroseness + illusion - holds fruitive results in religion, economic development is sense gratification - unbreakable, sustained with yoga practice, controls mind, life and senses Happiness Bg 18.37-39 S.B. 11.25.29 - blind to self-realisation, delusion beginning / end, from sleep, laziness and illusion - delusion & degradation - from contact with senses + objects, begins with nectar & ends in poison - based on sense gratification - beginning like poison, end like nectar & awakens one to self-realisation - derived from self Residence S.B. 11.25.25 - gambling house - in a town - in the forest Future symptoms S.B. 11. 25. 13-15 - foolish, dull, falls into lamentation and illusion, sleeps too much, indulges in false hopes, displays violence - causes attachment, separatism + activity, works hard, seek prestige & fortune, experiencing anxiety + struggle - person becomes endowed with happiness, - virtue, knowledge other good qualities Intellect, mind, senses effected S.B. 11 25 16-18 - higher awareness disappears, unable concentrate attention, his mind ruined, manifests ignorance + depression - distinction of intelligence due to activity. Inability of sense to disentangle from objects, unhealthy condition of organs, perplexity in mind. - senses detached from matter, experiences fearlessness in material body + detachment from mind Sleep & consciousness S.B. 11.25-20 - deep, dreamless sleep - sleep with dreaming - alert wakefulness Qualities S.B. 11 25.2-5 - anger, speaking without sastra authority, hatred, parasite, hypocrisy, fatigue, quarell, lamentation, delusion, unhappiness, depression, sleep, false expects, fear + laziness - material desire, great endeavour, audacity, dissatisfaction even in gain, false pride, praying for material advancement, wants things better than others, sense gratification, eager to fight, like hearing praise, ridicule others, proud of prowess, justifying actions by strength - mind +sense control, tolerance, discrimination, sticking to one's prescribed duty, truthfulness, mercy, generosity, renunciation of sense gratification, embarrassed of improper actions, charity, simplicity, humility, self satisfaction

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