|O Arjuna, know that Rajas is
characterized by intense (selfish) activity and is born of desire and
attachment. It binds the Jeeva by attachment to the fruits of work.
Know, O Arjuna, that Tamas, the deluder of Jeeva, is
born of inertia. It binds by ignorance, laziness, and (excessive) sleep. (14.08)
O Arjuna, Sattva attaches one to happiness, Rajas to
action, and Tamas to ignorance by covering the knowledge. (14.09)