sattva

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sattva

(sahth´vah) [Sanskrit] according to ayurveda, the purest aspect of the three gunas, characterized by equilibrium; responsible for health and contentment of mind and body and associated with the mind, consciousness, or intelligence that maintains health.

sattva

adjective Harmonious (in the ayurvedic construct).
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Kapila Vatsyayan posits that sattvika "actions" are not used in dance, but in the proper dramatic sequences of the show which is an interweaving of verbal, theatrical, and choreographic modes of expression.
The "four types of representation" (abhinaya) are sattvika, angika, vacaka, aharya.
It is of four types: angika (of body), vacika (verbal) sattvika (of the sattva or a natural index of the mental state) and aharya (relating to costume).
For example, the tamasika gopis of the Bhagavata Purana, who impatiently demanded that Krsna come to them, were identified as being more effective models for bhakti by the Braj theologians than the sattvika gopis, who politely requested Krsna to appear.