I am newbie to Advaita Vedanta. I have completed few Upanishads, almost all Hamsa Gita, some chapters of Ashtavakra Gita and now I am studying Bhagavad Gita. - Sorry about this chronology, but this is how I am trying to gain knowledge because I don't have any GURU (except the one sitting in my own heart) and I got to know everything from the internet only.

I am trying to cultivate SATVIC GUNA in almost all aspects of my life. But I am struggling to deal with Rajasic and Tamasic People in my WAKING STATE.

I live in a locality which is full of Rajasic and Tamasic people. Money (Greed), lies, deceit, intoxication, pride etc. - This is what I see on daily basis.

I won't go into details, but sometimes the activities of these people greatly agitates my mind. Sometimes condition arises that if they abuse me, I have to abuse back. I am even ready to give them some blows, if they try to physically assault me FIRST from their side. I always try to ignore them at my best, but these people considers my SILENCE as a weakness.

You can say that the Rajasic/Tamasic GUNAS of these people are activating Tamasic GUNAS inside mine.

I request you to please tell me How to (How do YOU) Deal with Rajasic and Tamasic People? How can I stop my mind from being agitated?

Please give me practical solution. If you think that something is wrong with my way of thinking then please guide me.

Thanks a lot

  • May be duplicate of How can a person with sattva guna live with rajas and tamas people? as well. – TheLittleNaruto Oct 24 '20 at 15:37
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    Satsangatve Nihsangatvam - Good company leads to being company-less (alone/spiritual). Just as you cannot 'forget' something, you can only think about something else, it's hard to 'avoid' rajas/tamas people - just associate with satvik people more, and the rest will automatically fall off. – mar Oct 24 '20 at 19:29
  • @SeverusSnape Thanks for the link. I am new here so I am slowly trying to learn how this whole system works. – VedantaNewBie Oct 25 '20 at 4:55
  • @ram - Thanks for your comment. I will try to find some place where I can get company of SATVIC people and do satsang. – VedantaNewBie Oct 25 '20 at 4:58
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    @VedantaNewBie No problem, for general discussion on Hiduism, you may join this chatroom: chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/15189/hinduism – TheLittleNaruto Oct 25 '20 at 5:19

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