So there are some terms in the Bhagavad Gita that are a bit difficult to practically imagine.
Like Gunateetha. A person who is beyond the Gunas. It’s hard enough for most people to come out of Tamasik guna (indolence) or Rajasik guna (high energy) and move towards Sattva guna (harmony). But then the best state according the Lord Krishna is one where the individual has transcended all the 3 gunas altogether!
How does such a gunateetha even function then? How is such a person to be recognized?
In the 14th Chapter, the Lord spills the beans.
He clarifies that the gunas are only associated with prakriti or the world around us, including our bodies and minds. As long as we associate with the body and mind, we will always be under the influence of the gunas.
And therefore by extension, when one is free of the body-mind complex, one becomes a gunateetha!
And how to do this? Concluded tomorrow!