As Spirit impregnates Matter,
Form takes on characteristics;
The Gunas are the Qualities of Being,
Reflected in all existence.
“Sattva” is the clean and pure,
The true, and crystal clear;
It harmonizes that which it touches,
The real, the good and dear.
“Rajas” is the seed of the active,
movement, unrest, and excitement;
It stirs up, fires, and motivates,
and adds to life’s enticement.
“Tamas” is the impure and rotten,
Lethargy, slothful, inertia;
It corrupts, disrupts and is negative,
holding back the other Gunas.
Sattva, Rajas and Tamas,
The primary colors of the spectrum;
From these rays come the manifest,
Like light shined from the Sun.