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THE THREE MODES OF NATURE

THE THREE MODES OF NATURE

18.19: In terms of the modes of material Nature, there are different kinds of knowledge, work, and workers, which you may now hear of from Me.
PURPORT
IN THE FOURTEENTH CHAPTER of The Bhagavad Gita, the three divisions of the modes of material Nature were described. In that chapter, it was said that the mode of goodness is illuminating, the mode of passion materialistic, and the mode of darkness is laziness and indolence. All the modes of material Nature are binding; they are not sources of liberation. Even in the mode of goodness one is conditioned. In the Seventeenth Chapter, the different types of worship by different types of men in different modes of material Nature were described. In this verse the Lord wishes to speak about the different types of knowledge, workers, and work itself, according to the material modes.

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