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Satvic or Sattvic or satva is to be pronounced as Saa-thvik or as Saa-thvaa respectively. The Sanskrit word can be translated to mean pure. Any object or creature can be called satvic if it has no source in evil and can cause only good to the world. Other words are rajasic and tamasic, which are used to denote things that are not satvic. The three words satvic, rajasic, and tamasic are used to describe the behaviour of objects in the universe. They are known in sanskrit as gunas. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Sanskrit word guna (guṇa) has the basic meaning of string or a single thread or strand of a cord or twine. In more abstract uses, it may mean a subdivision, species, kind, and generally quality. // In Classical literature In Classical literature (e. ... Sanskrit ( संस्कृतम्) is a classical language of India and a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. ... -1... It has been suggested that satvic be merged into this article or section. ... The Sanskrit word guna (guṇa) has the basic meaning of string or a single thread or strand of a cord or twine. In more abstract uses, it may mean a subdivision, species, kind, and generally quality. In Classical literature In Classical literature (e. ...


Satvic objects

For an object or food to be satvic, it must be uncontaminated and should not spread evil or disease in the world. On the contrary its presence must purify the surroundings. Thus when an individual consumes such a food, he must feel that he is eating pure food. The food should be healthy, nutritious and clean. It should also not weaken the power or equilibrium of mind. This idea disallows aphrodisiac or other drugs and intoxicants that can affect the mind. It also disallows food or objects obtained after killing or causing pain to a creature. This is because the object would then have source in an evil act. It also excludes stale and pungent-smelling food. An aphrodisiac is an agent which causes the arousal of sexual desire. ...


Some objects that are considered satvic are:

  • Flowers, fruits, and food that are allowed as offerings to God
  • Neem tree
  • The milk of a cow which has grown in good surroundings, is healthy and has been obtained after the calf of the cow has been fed well. In cases when the cow has been ill treated, it becomes sinful or evil to drink such milk. It must be remembered that the cow is sacred for the Hindus.

Binomial name Azadirachta indica A.Juss. ... Draft Zebus in Mumbai, India The cow is considered sacred and its protection is a recurrent theme in Hinduism where she is symbolic of abundance, of the sanctity of all life, and also of the earth that gives much while asking nothing in return. ...

Satvic creatures

A person or creature can be called satvic if the creature has predominantly satvic tendencies. Every living creature can have any of the three tendencies satvic, rajasic, and tamasic.


A satvic individual always works for the welfare of the world. He is always hardworking, alert and lives life moderately. He leads a chaste life. He eats moderately. He speaks the truth and is bold. He never uses vulgar or insulting language. He does not feel jealous nor is he affected by greed and selfishness. He does not cheat or mislead anyone. He does not even allow any evil tendencies to enter his mind. He has good memory and concentration. He also has keen interest in improving his spiritual knowledge, and spends time worshiping god or meditating. In the extreme state he may even perform penance or uninterrupted meditation. A satvic individual can be recognized if his mind, speech and actions synchronize. Manasa, vacha, karmana are the three Sanskrit words used to describe such a state. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


Some of the people considered by Indians to be satvic are:


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