Sattva



noun, Hinduism.
1.
See under guna.
noun
1.
(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)
noun

the quality of spiritual goodness, manifested as intelligence, virtue, and joy, one of the three gunas (qualities of nature) of Hindu philosophy; also called sattwa
Word Origin

Sanskirt ‘being, essence’
Usage Note

sattvic is adjective

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