In Chapter 14 of the Bhagavad Gita, the Three Gunas are described as following:
Rajas the passionate
Will make you thirsty
For pleasure and possession:
Rajas will bind you
To hunger for action
The nature of Rajas is passion and restlessness. Activity is dominant, always moving, driven, also dynamic at times. They can be self-centered and egotistic.
The Bhagavad Gita also says this about Rajas/Passion….
In greed, in the heat of action,
In eager of enterprise,
In restlessness, in all desire,
Know rajas the ruler.
As in Sattva and with Rajas…we all have experienced them. These are part of the material nature…it’s what we do with them and how we let them control us. Passion is good…if you’re an athletic, passion is one of the things that drive you…same with many professions…but it’s not everything…we (the knower, the witness of the mind & body) do not let the passion drive us but drive the passion without attachment. A person who dies in the state of rajas will be reborn among those whose bondage is action.