Know that Prakriti [nature] and Purusha [soul] are both without beginning. Know that all the modifications and gunas [qualities of nature] are born of Prakriti. Prakriti is described as the cause in the creation of effects from causes.
All actions are performed by the gunas of prakriti. Deluded by identification with the ego, a person thinks, " I am the doer."
For none ever remains inactive even for a moment; for all are compelled to action by the gunas inherent in Prakriti.
In Prakriti and gunas , the concept of prakriti is used in Sankhya philosophy to explain the evolution of the universe . Prakriti is defined as the ultimate unconscious primal matter or the ultimate cosmic energy, the material cause of the universe.
Jainism has a distinct concept of underlying Thirthankara worship. The physical form is not worshipped, but their gunas ; virtues , qualities are praised. Thirthankaras remain role-models, and sects such as the Sthanakavasi stringently reject statue worship.
By unswerving devotion to Me, a man crosses over three gunas - I am the Abode of Brahman , Eternal and Immutable , of everlasting Dharma and Absolute Bliss .
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