Tamas

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In the Samkhya system, one of the three universal constituents (guna) that are components of primal matter (pradhana) or natural matter (prakrti) and not qualities distinct from it. In different contexts, it refers to obscurity, darkness, heaviness and a neutral feeling.

Tibetan: mun-pa

Sanskrit: tamas

J. Hopkins: Darkness, obscurity, gloom

Synonyms: Darkness


Other languages

العربية: تاماس
Русский: Тамас
简体中文: 翳质(“暗牛”、暗德)
繁體中文: 翳質(“暗牛”、暗德)
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