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The Guna Construction of Anxiety
Robert: I need help with a bit of clarity here please. This morning I was discriminating on the guna quality of anxiety, as I have not fully unpacked this.
It seems to be of equal intensity of both rajas and tamas, both tuned up to quite a pitch, fighting with each other, yet neither giving quarter. Depression and anger seem to co-exist in equal portion. There is an intense need to do, yet the doing carries a dull and heavy feeling.
Your comments on this would be most helpful.
Sundari: Yes, this is how the gunas function without fail. I call them the terrible twins. When rajas is projecting, tamas will be right there to deny it. Even if the rajas is sattvic rajas, if the mind is still under the spell of ignorance tamas will attempt to dull it. When the mind is resting in the self because it knows it IS the self, there is no need to meditate on the quality of the gunas. Why meditate on them? Just discriminate the knower of the guna from the guna and adjust whatever appears in the mind accordingly.