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sattva

adjective Harmonious (in the ayurvedic construct).
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A painting titled The Other Inner emotions in Sattvika Abhinaya of a woman cloistered remained popular with guests.
For example, in the codices of Sanskrit drama--where dance is integrated in a syncretic practice together with music, text and the actual theatrical performance, costumes, and symbolic scenography--a special class of behaviours, called sattvika: "involuntary manifestations of temperament and emotions" (Vatsyayan 6)--is taken into consideration.
En el ambito proyectivo encontramos aquellas predisposiciones del intelecto de naturaleza sattvika, representadas por el discernimiento reflexivo de la buddhi: merito, conocimiento, desapego y poder.
He interprets bhakti as a form of sadhana that needs the cultivation of sattvika qualities as prescribed in the Bhagavatgita, without any reference to emotionalism either literal or metaphorical.
(9.) 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).
A chapter on the demon/deity equation inherent in the buffalo, and on the nirguna and saguna (sattvika, rajasa, tamasa) forms of the Goddess interrupts the progression through the myth, laying out Berkson's perspectives and drawing from her observation of contemporary ritual practices.
Therefore, Ray's camera focuses the faces of the characters signifying his strategy of generating rasa through the sattvika abhinaya mostly.
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.