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Vedic philosophy describes three gunas (loosely translated, "tendencies" or "mental states"):
- balance, order, purity
- overactivity, turmoil
- lethargy, entropy
These states are also used in Ayurveda, a Hindu system of holistic medicine, to assess conditions and diets.
These terms are also used in Indian alchemy. Their equivalents in western alchemy are:
- Sattva: Mercury
- Rajas: Sulphur
- Tamas: Salt
- Wikipedia (2004). Guna (http://www.wikipedia.org/Guna). Retrieved Oct. 19, 2004.