rajas रजस्

Definition: n. [dimness, region of clouds] 1. V.: sky, air, atmosphere (distinguished from div or svar, region of light, heaven, which is beyond; regarded as consisting of an upper and a lower stratum, hence often du., the lower and upper air; pl. the skies); vapour, mist, gloom; (dark=) ploughed soil, cultivated field (RV., rare); 2. C.: dust; grain of dust; pollen of flowers; menstrual discharge, menses; [quality inflaming or ob scuring the mind] passion (one of the three qualities, sattva, ragas, tamas, in phil.).

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