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rajas

/ra·jas/ (rah-jus´) [Sanskrit] according to ayurveda, one of the three gunas, characterized by activity, stimulation, and movement.

rajas (rä·js),

n in Ayurveda, the primordial quality of matter responsible for action and activity. This guna is considered positive when in balance.
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Each floor of this three-storied hotel is said to be characterized as Sattvic, Rajasic, and Tamasic; with Sattvic floor containing rooms like Nirvan, Prakriti, Mandala, and Shuddhi.
By contrast, Rajasic foods are energising and challenging; they are bitter, sour, salty, pungent, and spicy (flied, curried, shellfish, salsa, chips).
With luck, Rajasic creativity comes to the rescue and the sculptor goes to work, shaping the stone with hammer, chisel, hard-work, determination and sweat.
To overcome this negativity, some Sattvic inspiration is required and so is a great deal of Rajasic enthusiasm and energy.
In one case, this showed that one wooded part of campus, considered peaceful and Sattvic during the day, became busily Rajasic in peak hours but threatening and Tamasic after dark.
The Table 2 samples emerge from a cacophony of ideas, some developed with plans and photographs, about how personal spaces could be changed to strengthen their Rajasic or Sattvic effects (Table 2: 2.
However, in part, their problems are self-created--a Rajasic urge to do well pressed hard against an obdurate, Tamasic, reality (Haigh, 2008).
They are Rajasic, self-motivated, driven by internal fires and self-belief Others need help.
Giving with regrets or in expectation of receiving some favor or of getting something in return is rajasic.
Just as we can have a more predominant dosha in our constitution (say we are pitta predominant), so can our mind have a more predominant quality (either rajasic, tamasic, or sattvic).
This alternate description would, further, fit the distinctions made between the energetic, passionate rajasic beings and the tranquil, reflective sattvic ones.
Rajasic qualities include such things as energy, external action, spontaneity, dynamism, desire, longing, disagreeableness, frustration, hatred, envy, pride, blame, dishonesty, and sexual desire.