Mode of Goodness - an essential subject
Modes of nature are a very unique and illuminating concept of Vedic philosophy which describe and explain the functioning of material nature based on three influences or forces - goodness, passion and ignorance. They permeate everywhere and effect all aspects of this material world.
The mode of goodness gives an aspect of stability, purity, peace, wisdom and truth to our mental state, the type of body we have and even the weather.
The mode of goodness is important for any kind of advancement but it is essential for progress in spiritual life, as it helps us to discriminate what is favorable and what is unfavorable for pursuing our goals. Because it is still a material mode we still need to transcend even this condition and come to the state of pure goodness (suddha-sattva-guna).
Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Mode of Goodness category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 15 quotes.
Quotes from Srila Prabhupada's books
|There is no need for men to eat animals, because there is an ample supply of grains, vegetables, fruits and milk. Such simple foodstuff is considered to be in the mode of goodness according to the Bhagavad-gītā. (Bhagavad-gītā 6.16)|
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