[ goon-uh ]
/ ˈgʊn ə /
(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 ).
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Origin of guna
First recorded in 1860–65, guna is from the Sanskrit word guṇa thread, quality
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