Abstract— stresses an organism which then feels strain.

Abstract— Tri- Gunas plays a critical role in determining
the overall personality of a person. It deals with the human behaviour. The
behaviour of human is purely dependent on the character of the person.
Organization looks for individual with right kind of personality for their
growth and success. Education is essential for development of the individual
and country in their progress. It is critical to find out the management
characteristics of the group so that a focused approach can be made to educate
them. This paper focuses on the postgraduate students with a sample size of ……..


Students, Trigunas, Sattva, Rajas, Tamas, Stress

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there is increasing pressure and stress in students. This might be related to
studies, examination, peer, teachers or parent’s pressure. Stress is difficult
to define. Selye originally suggested that stress is simply the rate of wear
and tear in the body. Others use the term to refer to the external stimulus
that causes wear and tear or to the resulting internal damage, the response.
This has led to considerable confusion as Occupational Health has followed the
original physics definition where an external stimulus stresses an organism
which then feels strain. 


our study, we are looking at how a Students behaviour varies in stress
situation are interpreted by the people in terms of those tri Guna. According
to Bhagavat Gita, these Tri Gunas are born from prakriti (nature). The five
important elements of nature i.e., Akasha (Sky), Vayuh (Air), Agni (Fire), Jal
(Water), Prithvi (Earth) are also linked with the psychological attributes
called gunas. Each element is linked with divinity. Ether signifies clarity,
which reflects Sattva. Fire signifies Energy, which reflects Rajas. Each
signifies Inertia, which reflects Tamas. Air signifies both lightness and
movement, which reflects Rajas and Sattva. The water signifies both movement
and inertia, which reflects Rajas and Tamas.













Fire though
it-self burns, helps us in fulfilling various activities like cooking, melting,
warmth, water purification, cauterizing wounds, communication in remote areas,
showing the light, psychological security etc. Air will bring everything to
life. Water gives the sense of clean and clearness. The elements of Prakriti
Sun as Suryadev, Agni, and Pavan are worshipped as pure deities because they
are selfless in nature. Indian tradition tries to worship selflessness which
forms the basis for all these elements.


human beings can also project these qualities. Mother Teresa, with her faith
and humanitarian work took a big step to change the world. She was a true
representation of love, knowledge and inspiration. She spent her entire life to
uplift the poor and need





To assess the
personality-types of postgraduate students based on the Guna theory.


To identify the
impact of various traits on the levels of stress among the respondents.


Influence of
stress in students behaviour in 
different situations





Reference 1 Wolf,
D. (1999).  A Psychometric Analysis of
the Three Gunas, Development of the Vedic Personality Inventory (VPI), an
instrument that assesses the validity of the three guna constructs. (Cronbach’s
alpha, multiple regression)


Reference 2 Tejal V Dhulla (May, 2014) Transformational Leadership & Triguna
Theory A good leader will influence followers to accomplish more than what is
expected of them.


Reference 3 Melanie Klein (January, 2016) The International Journal of Indian Psychology, Volume 3, Issue 2, No. 3
Article Suggests that theory of Triguna is used to study characters with
relation to anger state and trait


Reference 4 Santosh Kumar Yadav, Shiv Prakash, Rajat Kumar
Jain (2016) Trigunas (Sattva, Rajas and Tamas) and Risk-Taking
behaviour among under graduate students. The study is that risk propensity
differs markedly in its distribution across both gender. The implications for
risk research and risk management are considered.


Reference 5 Khanna Pulkit ET. all (2015) The Indian
perspective of personality deals with the tri?dimensional
classification of Gunas (Sattva, Rajas and Tamas) entailing physical, mental, and
spiritual elements of personality and the relationship between Gunas and well?being
indicators such as psychological capital, personality, life satisfaction, and


Reference 6 Chittranjan, Daftuar and Anjuli (1997)
conducted a study focuses on three dimensional approach to personality (i.e.,
sattva, rajas and tamas) inrelation to occupational stress, organizational commitment
and job involvement. Significant negative correlation was found between job
involvement and occupational stress whereas organizational commitment yielded
significant positive correlation with sattva personality types. In case of
organizational stress, sattva gave only one positive correlation with
occupational stress whereas tamas generated stress in several areas. No
positive significant correlation was obtained in case of rajas guna. It was in
fact negatively correlated with role conflict.


Reference 7 Wolf and Abell (2003) conducted a study on the
effects of chanting the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra on stress, depression, and the
three gunas. The hypothesis of the study were based on Vedic theory, and stated
that the Maha Mantra group would increase sattva and decrease stress,
depression, rajas and tamas, significantly more than the other two groups.




Since the major objective in
this study is to identify and examine the behaviour of students among stress,
which can possibly have important effects on the performance and the health of
the post graduate students, it was necessary to formulate a questionnaire that
would adequately take in account post graduate students social, economic,
environmental, and studies related sources of stress. The questionnaire of the
survey consist of ……… questions that are relevant to the potential stressful
experiences of post graduate students.