The Three Classes of Beings According to Tantra #127
In an illumined designation reminiscent of Sri Krishna’s Bhagavad Gita teachings on the effects of the three Gunas on different classes of beings, Tantra proffers this helpful list in order to allow discerning spiritual aspirants an understanding of human nature and temperament. Though given as a guide that pertains to people who are already on the path, or who are devotees, this threefold division nevertheless applies to worldly
beings as well. The animalistic, the heroic, and the divine — if mankind were to be examined under this triple lens, it would become clear how people fall into the scheme of evolution and involution, both physically and spiritually.