Rajas is the second quality. A man with the rajasic quality is always filled with dynamic passion. He wants to possess the world. He wants to rule the world. He has practically no time to enter into the world of inner Illumination. His life cherishes just two things: Fight and conquest. He has the possibility either to be a divine warrior or to be a warrior of stark Falsehood. He has the strength to build a temple of Truth. He has also the strength to break and destroy it. Unfortunately he often breaks and destroys the temple owing to his unlit vision and the mad elephant in him.
Sri Chinmoy, Commentary on the Bhagavad Gita: the Song of the Transcendental Soul.First published by Agni Press in 1971.
This is the 22nd book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.
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