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Satva, Rajas & Tamas Gun : The Science of values

Understanding The Science of Human Values Why should we practice higher values and renounce sub-human tendencies? Is it for the welfare of the society & nation? Is it to make the world a better place to live? Well! The reasons may be internal rather than external. They may be more personal than societal.
Bhagwad Geeta which is a summary of Indian wisdom provides the science behind Human Values. It describes the cause and effect relationship of practicing different values. It also guides us to be at the platform of ‘ABSOLUTE’ or ‘ADVAIT’ at which there is no duality of good-bad or high-low.
The subject can be understood by knowing "Prakrti  Ke  Teen  Gun or Three Modes of nature".  The following is the translation and description of important verses of Bhagwad Geeta on the subject. 

Material nature consists of three modes. 1.Saatvik  / Goodness 2.Rajsik  / Passion

Are Hindus worshipers of many Gods?

Polytheism or MonotheismOne God or Multiple Devtas & Devis

Are Hindus worshipers of many Gods? Do they not believe in one God? Polytheism or Monotheism what does Hinduism believe in? What does Bhagwad Geeta say on this issue? 

Bhagwad Geeta gives many suggestions but, as always, no commands. According to Bhagwad Geeta worshipers of demigods are distressed or motivated by small desires and are less intelligent people. They are in ignorance (tamas) and passion (rajas) and have lost their spiritual sense. They take shelter of demigods (Devtas & Devis) for immediate fulfillment of material desires.
We present simple translation of certain slokas (verses) from Bhagwad Geeta which will throw light on the subject.

Those whose minds are distorted by material desires surrender unto demigods   (different Devtas & Devis) and follow the particular rules and regulations of worship according to their own natures.   B.G. 7.20

I am in everyone's heart as the Super-soul. As soon as one desir…

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