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Guna appears in many ancient and medieval era Indian texts. Depending on the context and according to various Hinduism philosophies like Nyaya , Vaisheshika ,Bhagavad Gita ,cosmology etc.

The word gunas or guna appears in many ancient and medieval era Indian texts. The term gunas can be taken differently according to various Hinduism philosophies like Nyaya , Vaisheshika ,Bhagavad Gita ,cosmology etc.

In Samkhya philosophy, a guṇa is one of three "tendencies, qualities": Sattva , Rajas and  Tamas.

Guna is one of the four important elements in the framework of ethical theories in Indian philosophy.Guna theory is the ancient Indian philosophy on individual attributes, while the theories of Dharma and Ashram as address the personal and social environment, as well as part of its institutional framework.

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