The nature of destruction, dissolution and darkness. The inability to perceive light or consciousness. Excess tamas is inertia. Characterized by heaviness and resistance. Delusion, laziness, apathy and drowsiness are caused by it. Sedative in nature, tamas causes pain and suffering and leads to depression. It manifests as blocked emotions. It is the nature of destruction, degeneration and death. It is unfulfilled desire suppresst in the recesses of the subconscious mind. The presence of tamas creates vindictiveness, violence, hatred, criminality and psychopathic behavior.
His nature is animalistic, delusional, self-serving, materialistic and demonic. It rules over the earth and the five elements.