One of the many exquisite working models
towards self-knowledge and self-mastery provided by the Hindu world-vision
is a psychological framework through which one learns to distinguish
the various features, 'modes' or trends that are governing one's
nature and one's universe.
These features, or qualities of all natural
life, are called Gunas and they are three in number, namely Sattwa,
Rajas, and Tamas.
Sri Aurobindo's teaching often refers to
these Gunas, and they are well integrated in Auroville's dialectics.
We offer here a colourfully illustrated
series called 'The Gunas', based on Sri Aurobindo's 'Synthesis of
The lively little 'comic strip' came about in a spirit of collaboration
between Aurovilians Manoj (web designer) and Emanuele (Lele, illustrator),
both working with the Auroville website and Auroville's Intranet.