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Why is curd an exception to Tamasic food even though it is fermented?

Foods are categorised into sattva, rajas and tamas based on their nature. As is stated here, tamas foods are: Food cooked more than three hours before being eaten, which is tasteless, stale, putrid, ...
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Dharmashastra and certain types of alcoholic beverages

Among the 5 greatest sins, is the drinking of Surā or alcohol. Basically, Tamasic foods are not recommended which include, fermented items such as alcohol. However the dharmashastras have carved an ...
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Why is Shiv Puran called Tamasic?

Lord Shiva, in the Padma Purana (Uttara Khand 236.19–21, 18) describes which Puranas belong to which mode: "O beautiful one, the Vishnu Purana, the Narada Purana, the auspicious Bhagavata Purana, ...
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Does a man get Moksha when he get rid of Tamas Guna?

Is it true that a man get Moksha when he get rid of Tamas Guna ? Or for getting Moksha , getting rid of all three Gunas is needed ?
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Do 'Tamasa' Puranas ask its readers to practice Adharma?

We are aware that practice of adharma leads to sin, paapa and one will have to reap the fruits of paapa in hell, naraka. The Padma Purana says: सात्त्विका मोक्षदाः प्रोक्ताः राजसा सर्वदा अशुभाः । ...
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I am full of Tamasic qualities

Aside from changing diets, is there anything else that can be done? I see myself when the term tamasic person is used. I unfortunately fall into this category but unable to escape it.
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Do Animals only have Tamo Guna?

Do Animals have only Tamo Guna ? Or Do they have other two gunas as well ?
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How much time past sunrise is it safe to sleep again?

It is said that one should not sleep during sunrise. Suppose I was awake all night for study, job, mahashivratri or whatever. I stayed awake during sunrise and after the sunrise I decide to sleep. How ...
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Is listening to music sin/tamsic behavior?

Is listening to music sin/ tamsic behavior ? In my opinion listening to music doesn't serve any life purpose. It is like drug , releases quick oxytocin (happiness harmones). It wastes one time. It can ...
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Are lust/anger considered Rajasic or Tamasic?

I used to think anger is Rajasic and lust is Tamasic.But after reading much about Gunas, at many places lust is shown as Rajasic while anger is shown as Tamasic. I thought Tamas represents laziness ...
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To sects that believe all names denoting Brahman only point to their Satvik sectarian deity - how can any scripture be Rajasic or Tamasic?

let us take a God, say, Apam Napat. If some scripture says Apam Napat is supreme (Rig Veda talks about his Paramam Padam) - then it can simply be argued that Apam Napat is a name of the sectarian ...
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What is the meaning of 'Rajoyoga' and 'Tamoyoga'

In Ganapati stavah, I came across two words 'Rajoyoga' and 'Tamoyoga' in shloka 4 and 6 respectively:- https://sanskritdocuments.org/doc_ganesha/gaNapatistavaH.html What is the meaning of the above ...
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Why are Asafoetida (Hing) and Brinjal(aka eggplant and aubergine) are offered as Prasadam while other non sattvik foods like onion/garlic not allowed

Onion and Garlic are prohibited to be offered as Prasadam to God. And are even classified as rajasic/tamasic according to Ayurveda. However Brinjal and Hing are also rajasic/sattvik(according to ...
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Does Ayurveda see medicinal value in Tamasic and Rajasic foods like onions and garlic?

Sattvic diets usually eschew onion and especially garlic. But garlic is considered to have medicinal properties (even today it is given to expectant mothers). Does scripture make exceptions as to ...