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Three Qualities of Maya

Discussion in 'Gurmat Vichaar' started by findingmyway, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. findingmyway

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    There is a shabad on ang 33 that has one section which I cannot fathom and would appreciate some help. I understand the general gist of the shabad - it is that we can connect to Naam through following the path of the Guru Granth Sahib ji (discussed in more detail here http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/sikh-youth/8672-naam-my-understanding-3.html ). This line however, I am not sure what the highlighted section means.

    ਤ੍ਰੈ ਗੁਣ ਸਭਾ ਧਾਤੁ ਹੈ ਦੂਜਾ ਭਾਉ ਵਿਕਾਰੁ ॥
    thrai gun sabhaa dhhaath hai dhoojaa bhaao vikaar ||
    If one accepts the three qualities of Maya (temptation) it is due to its influence. The love of duality is corrupting.

    What are the 3 qualities of Maya? In the teeka I read it said it was ਤ੍ਰੈ ਗੁਣ = ਮਾਇਆ ਦੇ ਤਿੰਨ ਗੁਣ, ਰਜੋ ਗੁਣ, ਤਮੋ ਗੁਣ, ਸਤੋ ਗੁਣ। but to be honest I don't understand this.

    Thank you :happykaur:
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  3. spnadmin

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    Does this help?

    In the article T. Singh concludes...

    More at this link. Hope it was relevant to what you were interested in. :)


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