- See under guna.
Origin of sattva
- (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 of guna
Examples from the Web for sattva
Historical Examples of sattva
Thus "sight," or the power of seeing, is a modification of the quality of sattva unobstructed by rajas and tamas.The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha
Word Origin and History for sattva
"truth" (in Hindu philosophy), from Sanskrit sattvah "truth," literally "being," cognate with Gothic sunjis, Old English soð "true" (see sooth).