TamasPublished Date: 6/17/2023 6:09:30 AM
“The mode of Ignorance”, means resistance and describes the idea of negative (-), cool watery and inward principle. Tamas is similar to the feminine Yin energy in Chinese Medicine. Tamasic foods require a lot of energy to digest and have a grounding effect but usually raise inertia and can dull the mind. To these belong onions, mushrooms and meats as well as leftovers, microwaved and frozen foods. The long term effects of alcohol and food made with indifference also have tamasic qualities.
The mind in the tamasic state shows the most negative traits: lethargic, depressed, hateful or even murderous, suicidal and thieving.