crudifying power of the tama guna over the Soul; ignorance. When the Soul is under the influence of the tama guna, the mind becomes crude and will be attracted toward the desires and impulses of the lower nature. This causes desires to arise in the mind ("sea") and will result in being attracted to the external world ( Maya, "the dragon"). The result of fulfillment of desire is attachment and greed. Greed will result in more attraction, desires, attachment, and greed. This wheel goes on and on, so the person will be drawn more and more into the ocean of Maya, and more and more held by the grip of the crudifying power of the tama guna. The by-product of all these things is uncontrollable lust, anger, vanity, fear, and all the vices of human life. This process is what is called the wheel of Maya.