The Three Temperaments

"Human thoughts can be classified under three catagories.Each catagory has a different and distinct quality of its own:
1.Inactive.
2.Active.
3.Trans-active.
Inactive is the state of thoughts steep in total ignorance and inertia.In this state a person is indolent,indisposed and indifferent to activity.He has neither intellectual convictions to carry out nor emotional fellings to maniest.He lives a dull and inactive life.He is a mere vegetable.

Active is the state of thoughts which are desirous,agitated and passionate.He is fully involved in worldly transactions.His interest and intention is always on acquiring and enjoying the world of objects.His mind is restless.He is ever bristling with desire-prompted activities.He is animalistic in nature.

Trans-active thoughts are serene and poised. A Person with such thoughts is contemplative and his mind is ever- rooted in supreme truth.He is detached from worldly transactions and excitements.He transcends all actions."

Every human being is made up of all three types of thoughts structure.But they are found mixed togehter in different proportions in different individuals.Through self analysis we can find out which thoughts are playing major role in our lives and do we need to restructure our thoughts to make our lives better.

23 comments:

  1. I read this post and realized that I went through all of these thoughts processes in the last couple of days and ended last night in the inactive stage. My thoughts were like a ping pong ball, bouncing from one to another. You are correct in that we have all three types of these thoughts mixed together in our lives and must find the balance between each.

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  2. This was very interesting! I think its quite true indeed!

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  3. Thanks sylvia, for kind words and sharing your own experiences with us.Good wishes.

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  4. I welcome your kind comments, desiree.My best wishes.

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  5. Fascinating!

    Scary, I am usually immersed in trans-active thoughts and to a lesser degree active thoughts but rarely inactive thoughts.

    Would love to blogroll you if that's ok with you? Please let me know on MyBlogLog, thanks!

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  6. very informative post every thing begins with a thought isant it

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  7. Hi Surjit... this is one of your best posts! You so clearly express the three types of thoughts in which we engage. I would love to hear your insights on how we can more fully bring into our lives and the world, transactive thought.

    It my own personal life it is through silence and meditation, nature and awareness....

    Any insights? Blessings and peace to you my friend, Jennifer

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  8. Hi Surjit - Perhaps Active thought tempered with plenty of Trans-Active would be an ideal combination - maybe with a little Inactive around bed time!

    This seems to be related to the Vedic idea of the three Gunas: Tamas, Rajas, and Sattva, which seem to correspond to the three types of thought which you mention.

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  9. I like the thoughts expressed in your blogs. They are worth reading. If I could make one suggestion, it would be that you comment on each quote. Especially on the smaller quotes, I'd like to hear your thoughts on the subject.

    Perhaps you could pick 3 ways you exemplify this statement and 3 ways you could could learn how to implement this truth in your life. When that doesn't apply, you could just share your personal thoughts on the subject so that we get a little more of the "human feel" to this blog.

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  10. Mind is the origin of thoughts.Your description on thoughts remind me about sigmond freuds (father of psychiatry )scientific theory about iceberg model of mind.He compared mind to an iceberg floating in water.The part of iceberg underneath the water is considered as unconcious mind(repressed fear ,wishes).The area above waterlevel as concious mind(thoughts,perceptions). The area in the middle -which submerge in the water on and off is considered as subconcious level(memmory,knowledge).

    The unconcious mind is not directly acessible to concious mind ,but these repressed feelings in unconcious mind can influence the concious level(thoughts) which contribute to the normal or abnormal behavior of the person.This theory is the basis for todays psychiatric treatments eg
    psychoanalysis,psychotherapy, hypnosis,behavior therapy etc.

    Your blog is great and it will make the reader to think a lot.

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  11. Thanks tisha, for sharing your views and experiences.I am glad that most of the time you are in a state of transactiveness.You are blessed. I shall feel elated in case you wish to blogrol me.. My good wishes.

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  12. Thanks prishah007,for nice words.Good luck.

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  13. I think,Jennifer,you know the answer.You have mentioned the words like awareness,meditation,silence and nature.We should first be aware of ourselves, about the ultimate purpose of life which, I think, is eternal happiness.Through meditation and following the laws of nature, we can strive to reach the state of 'transactive'.Thanks for adding your valuable views.I shall look forward to your insightful participation in future.
    Good Luck.

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  14. Yes secret simon,you are right.It is related to vedic three Gunas.You have rightly mixed the combination Transactive,active and inactive.Thanks for adding your meaningful views.I really value them.

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  15. Thanks Daniel, for your valuable suggestion. I leave a few things for the enlightened reader community to ponder over and find the answers.My best wishes.

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  16. Thanks Thulasi,for your nice words and sharing your valuable views.My best wishes.

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  17. Dang where do you get this stuff from? I'll link you for sure. Post after post is deep and thoughtful.

    You're moving up the Technorati ladder Surjit.

    http://www.bryan-baker.com/blog

    Maybe it will interest you, maybe not. Check out my post about the CEO of Time Warner (personal favorite).

    Keep blogging.

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  18. Many thanks bryan baker, for your kind words.Your comments have boosted my morale.I shall definitely be in touch with your site.Best wishes.

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  20. Frankly speaking, I think I have experienced all three states at different stages of my life. But I just didn't dwell on the inactive state.

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  21. Actually,everybody passes through these phases at one time or the other.But when one becomes aware of these things then he or she manages the situation and aspires for higher levels.Thanks for sharing your valuable views and experiences.Best wishes.

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  22. Thanks jackal,for sharing your views.Best wishes.

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