SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
sattvāt sañjāyate jñānaṁ
rajaso lobha eva ca
bhavato ’jñānam eva ca
‘From Satvam springs forth wisdom; from Rajas
avidity itself; inattention and infatuation come from Tamas, as well as unwisdom.’
When thus Satvam goes on more and, more increasing, wisdom, or more and more direct enlightenment (or verification) of ātma-nature is produced.
Similarly, as Rajas goes on more and more increasing, more and more avidity or appetite is produced for Svarga and similar fruits.
Similarly, Tamas increasing, produces inattention, meaning a proclivity for wickedness etc. Hence arises infatuation, or a distorted understanding. From this more and more Tamas is begotten. Thence unwisdom or nullification of wisdom or intelligence ensues.
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