O.K. I get it. Here is simplified discussion that explains it in a way I can understand. It talks of how a person behaves when the gunas are "overcome" in a human being. Basically, it sounds pretty much like non-reactive detachment, objective assessment from a place of equanimity, a conscious connection with "divine" energy.
http://www.hinduwebsite.com/gunas.asp http://www.hinduwebsite.com/gunas.asp MMY was Hindu. Basically all of his teachings reflect Hinduism. Hinduism is not opposed to Christianity, necessarily (although Christianity would, in theory, be opposed to Hinduism). He adds his personal twist. TM is a meditation technique that can be divorced from the underlying philosophy/religion from which it emerged through MMY. So is mindfulness or yoga. However, if one desires to look at the philosophy underlying the progression through these states of consciousness, to, as MMY seems to believe, be able to achieve "moksha" in this lifetime, one will be introduced to the Guru and to Hinduism. I am still blown away by this bold assertion of his, particularly if applied to guarantees for the masses. (John, I thought this was your own personal idea, which is why I pressed you on it.) However, it could be true....we don't *really* know, imho. Having never met MMY or studied his teachings, I don't have the qualifications to discuss his translations or beliefs. But, I do attempt to understand the concepts of what is being said, from a layman's perspective. It's a learning experience for me as I travel along. Thanks for putting up with me. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <hepa7@...> wrote : BG III 27: prakRteH kriyamaaNaani guNaiH karmaaNi sarvasaH || ahan.kaara-vimuuDhaatmaa kartaaham iti manyate. MMY's translation: Actions are in every case performed by the guNas of Nature. He whose mind is deluded by the sense of 'I' holds 'I am the doer'.