|Etymology/ Definition||सात्विकं शौचमास्तिक्यं शुक्लधर्मरुचिर्मतिः । अ.ह्र.शा.३/७|
|Literary Meaning||Attributes of goodness such as calmness, self – discipline, purity, and peace of mind.|
|Implied Meaning||It is one of the three attributes of the Prakriti or the primordial female principle. It transcends in the subsequent entities of evolution.|
It is also a synonym for the mind, as the mind is comprised of the three of them viz. Sattva, Raajas and Taamas.
|Elaboration||A mental attribute. It is considered as a Manogun`a or a positive attribute having only beneficial effect. The other two are the vitiator or the Dosha.|
It is capable of contributing to the psychological constitution ( Maanasa Prakriti ) of an individual. Owing to its influence, qualities like cleanliness, piety, respect for elders, mild and pleasant disposition, analytical mind, manifest in an individual.
Aakaas`ha , Agni and Aaapa Mahaabhoota possess Sattva attribute.
|Contemporary Colloquial||Mind, Mental State|
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