20 Gunas (attributes)

“gurumandahimasnigdha-
slakshnasaandramridusthiraah
gunaah sasookshmavisadaa
vimsatih saviparyayah”

There are 20 gunas associated with Dravyas. That is, each dravya could have one or more these gunas. They are:

1, guru (heavy) Vs laghu (light)
2. manda (dull) Vs teekshna (sharp)
3. hima (cold) Vs ushna (hot)
4, snigdha (unctuous) Vs rooksha (Ununctuous)
5. slakshna (smooth) Vs khara (rough)
6. saandra (dense) Vs drava (liquid)
7. mridu (soft) Vs kathina (hard)
8. sthira (Stable) Vs chala (fluid)
9. sookshma (Subtle) Vs sthoola (Gross)
10. visada (non-slimy) Vs pichchhila (slimy)

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