Aspects of Rajoguna, Tamoguna, Sattvaguna

The 3 gunas constitute the foundation of the Brahmacakra theory which was modernized and reformulated by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti [1] [2] . The 3 gunas explain not only the multiplicity and variation seen in the physical universe but the aspects of creation prior to the physical manifestation as well.

My intuitive understanding of these fundamental tendencies are as follows:


  • The principle of transformation and change.
  • The principle of action.
  • The principle of evolution.
  • Basis of pulsations, vibrations, oscillations, and fluctuations in nature.
  • Basis of time.
  • Basis of energy.
  • Symmetry breaking tendency.


  • Limiting, localizing, encircling, internalizing, confining action.
  • Basis of dualities.
  • Basis of all forms (mental and physical)
  • The principle of stability and staticity.
  • Structure forming tendency.
  • The origin of coupling and interaction.
  • The source of all physical forces: gravitation, electromagnetic force, strong nuclear force, weak nuclear force.
  • Nonlinearity (outcome of coupling/interaction)
  • Curvature (outcome of nonlinearity)
  • Scale (emerges from curvature and nonlinearity)
  • Space (a manifestation of scale)
  • Gravity


  • The soul principle
  • The principle of sentience.
  • Principle of unity and unification.
  • Principle of symmetry
  • Freedom, salvation, liberation.
  • Resistance to binding action.
  • Resistance to curvatures in general.
  • Resistance to both positive and negative space-time curvatures
  • Resistance to citta forms (samskaras or memory seeds)
  • De-coupling principle.
  • Anti-coupling tendency
  • Anti-nonlinearity tendency
  • Anti-scale tendency
  • Anti-space tendency
  • Anti-time tendency
  • Anti-formation tendency
  • Basis of quantum mechanical (freedom seeking) behavior
  • Facilitates the reflection of Consciousness in the unit structure (whether the unit is the most basic unit of matter or whether it is the most advanced organism).

Conservation Law of 3 Gunas

In the article titled “Conservation Law of Three Gunas” we gave a mathematical expression to express the conservation law

\mathbf{S R T = S^2 R^2 + R^2 T^2 + T^2 S^2}

where S is the Sattvaguna, R is the Rajoguna, T is the Tamoguna. We showed that S,R,T reside on a Steiner’s Roman surface. SRT is always positive; either S,R,T are all positive or else exactly two are negative. We also put forward the hypothesis:

A physical process can be represented by the guna vector (S,R,T) whose trajectories always remain on a Steiner’s Roman surface.  The totality SRT is strictly conserved.  The zero vector  (0,0,0) is  not possible.

In a paper titled “Golden Biquaternions, 3 Generations, and Spin” we showed that a particular solution of the golden condition (g – 1/g = 1) for biquaternions and its physical interpretation as the fermion predicts exactly 3 generations and (1/2, 3/2, 2) as the only possibilities for particle spin. It also hints at the composite nature of bosons.

[1] Avadhutika Ananda Mitra Ac., The Spiritual Philosophy of Shrii Shrii Anandamurti: A Commentary on Ananda Sutram, 2nd Edition, Ananda Marga Publications, ISBN 81-7252-119-7

[2] Ananda Sutram


About Suresh Emre

I have worked as a physicist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory. I am a volunteer for the Renaissance Universal movement. My main goal is to inspire the reader to engage in Self-discovery and expansion of consciousness.
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