Sattva is a state when knowledge flows into your
Yajna. You are eager to perform
Nishkaam Karma. A state of pious calmness prevails. Your intelligence is stable, so is your curiosity. Your actions quickly decrypt the knowledge and thus the manifestation inspires others. For example - you enjoy creative pursuits and voluntary services. You breed goodwill. You feel you are one with the universe and you can get the things done with relative ease.
This the profile of a fighter. Your
Mana wants to swing, but you hold it down with force. So is your intelligence. The actions are not natural but you nevertheless do them because you know you must practice. The manifestation is hard and is ridden with bugs . You are worried of the consequences of failure. But you know your goal. Knowledge is hard to crack. Everything is a fight but at the same time you have reason or rage to take on the fight. This mood profile is called
This is a mood when you don't want to indulge in
Yajna at all. You want to consume your way into sensory pleasures. Your curiosity takes you to extreme traps and your fickle mind doesn't let your intelligence to even play its role. In other words, you consume and bloat.
Every conscious agent goes through these mood swings till she is steadfast at
Karm Yoga. That is because
Matrix is stronger than we give it credit for. The key is to start identifying your mood profiles - may be you have Sattva rising high in the early morning. That is when you want to perform your
Gita is very particular about the food we eat for the right intake is crucial to getting to the mood you want. Fresh food , fruits and fresh milk helps to attain
Satvik mood. Spicy, bitter, too hot or too cold foods raise the
Rajasa. Stale food, alcohol and eating at wrong times give rise to
In fact the foods you crave for can give you an indication as to what is your current mood profile.
Gita says that the goal of everyone on this path is to stabilize our intelligence (and actions) such that we are beyond these mood swings. Such a person is called
Gunateeta - someone who has conquered her moods.