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rajas

[ruhj-uh s] /ˈrʌdʒ əs/
noun, Hinduism.
1.
See under guna.
Origin of rajas
< 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
1860-65; < Sanskrit guṇa thread, quality
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Contemporary definitions for rajas's
noun

a state of activity and restlessness, one of the three gunas (qualities of nature) in Hindu philosophy

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