The festival of Navratri (nine nights) celebrates the Divine Feminine, and are a time of great festivity in India. The last three days of Navratri are the time of Saraswati and the quality of sattva. Sadhguru speaks about this quality.
There is no physical entity without all these three dimensions–sattva, rajas and tamas. Every atom has these three dimensions of vibrance, of energy, of a certain static nature. If these three elements are not there, you cannot hold anything together. It will break up. If it is just sattva, you won’t remain here for a moment–you will be gone. If it is just rajas, it’s not going to work. If it’s just tamas, you will be asleep all the time. So, these three qualities are present in everything. It is just a question of to what extent you mix these things.
Moving from tamasic nature to sattva means you are refining the physical body, the mental body, the emotional body and the energy body. If you refine this so much that it became very transparent, you cannot miss the source of creation which is within you. Right now, it is so opaque that you cannot see. The body has become like a wall blocking everything. Something so phenomenal–the source of creation –is sitting here but this damn wall can block it because it’s so opaque. It’s time to refine it. Otherwise, you will only know the wall, you will not know who lives inside.
Moving from tamasic nature to sattva means you are refining the physical body, the mental body, the emotional body and the energy body.
Sadhguru is a yogi, mystic and founder of Isha Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to addressing all aspects of human wellbeing through yoga programmes, and social and environmental initiatives.