December 2, 2019
sarvabhūteṣu yenai ’kaṁ bhāvam avyayam īkṣate
avibhaktaṁ vibhakteṣu taj jñānaṁ viddhi sāttvikaṁ (XVIII-20)
pṛthaktvena tu yaj jñānaṁ nānābhāvān pṛthagvidhān
vetti sarveṣu bhūteṣu taj jñānaṁ viddhi rājasaṁ (XVIII-21)
yat tu kṛtsnavad ekasmin kārye saktam ahaitukaṁ
atattvārthavad alpaṁ ca tat tāmasam udāhṛtaṁ (XVIII-22)
XVIII/20. That by which one sees the one indestructible reality
in all beings, not separate in all the separate beings – know
thou that knowledge to be sāttvika.
XVIII/21. But that knowledge which sees in all beings various
entities of distinct kinds as different from one another – know
thou that knowledge to be rājasa.
XVIII/22. But that which clings to one single effect as if it were
the whole, without reason, without foundation in truth, and
trivial – that is declared to be tāmasa.