Rath wrote: Cities have tremendous satva guna to keep so many human beings together in such a small space but in the process the human beings tend to brush their rajas in a bad way thereby spoiling the beauty of the city.

Ramakrishna A [ramakrishna_blr@..]: With respect to your above mail I have few queries. Could you please clarify?
While it is true that cities pack a lot of people in a small space, they don’t care for each other in cities. For example, most of the people in big apartments don’t even know who their neighbor is. On the other hand, in villages people really come forward to help you (sometimes even to the extent of irritating for being intrusive) Is n’t this Sattva guna?

In a joint family people also lived in one building. If most people in a building do not talk to their neighbours then you can see how the *people* are – full of tamas and not wanting to even take the bare responsibility of being a nice neighbour. Is it the fault of the city or the fault of the people? The sthana devata of the city is bringing people together in huge buildings like living in a joint family and yet they end up ignoring each other. Satva dominates in the space, in the energy of the city or sthana devata to bring people together but tamas dominates those who are ignoring their neighbors.