Achieving isolation or propagation of contexts between root tree and it’s sub-nodes is important for them to experience or work on the events of Samssara as individuals. For this, varying levels of ignorance and awareness (about the higher level contexts) need to be present in each of these nodes.
Satva Guna – The property of Awareness
The property of the conscious tree, by which a node would become aware of it being a part of its higher node or tree is called Satva Guna. The term means the property related to truth or knowing. Highest concentrations of Satva Guna would make an entity an Avatar, meaning it would relate itself with the root node, and will be empathetic to all nodes of the tree.
Tamo Guna – The property of Ignorance
Tamo guna provides isolated contexts for sub-nodes in the conscious tree by making a sub-node become unaware of it being a part of its parent node. Extreme concentration of Tamo Guna would make a conscious node see itself as completely independent entity with no empathy with its sibling nodes or parent node (at human levels, this would mean no empathy for other people or the environment). Further, Tamo Guna causes absence of the feeling of responsibility and the concern about consequence of one’s actions.
Rajo Guna – The balance of Rajas & Tamas
Rajo Guna is mostly associated with important and active entities in the Samsaara. It is the optimal ratio of the awareness versus ignorance in an entity. Due to this, the conscious node performs efficiently in the Samsaara. Rajo Guna provides enough awareness for the entity to know the higher “whys” of his motives. It also provides enough ignorance for an entity to differentiate what’s good and bad for it.