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rajas

[ruhj-uh s] /ˈrʌdʒ əs/
noun, Hinduism.
1.
See under guna.
Origin of rajas
From Sanskrit
Related forms
rajasic
[ruh-jas-ik] /rəˈdʒæs ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective

guna

[goo n-uh] /ˈgʊn ə/
noun
1.
(in Sankhya and Vedantic philosophy) one of the three qualities of prakriti, or nature, which are passion (rajas) dullness or inertia (tamas) and goodness or purity (sattva)
Origin
First recorded in 1860-65, guna is from the Sanskrit word guṇa thread, quality
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adjective

in Hindu philosophy, pertaining to rajas, the cosmic quality of movement and one of the three qualities of nature

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