na dveṣṭi sampravṛttāni na nivṛttāni kāṅkṣati
The Blessed Lord said:
O Pāṇḍava (Arjuna), he (the Gunatita) does not hate light of wisdom (Sattva), activity (Rajo-guna), and delusion (Tamo-guna) when they are present; nor does he long for them when absent.
The mental states do not stay the same with any person. The tendencies are also present in the mind (Antahkarna) of Gunatita (who has transcended the three Gunas) but he does not have the attachment and aversion with these tendencies. In him, the tendencies keep coming and going on their own. Gunatita does not pay attention to these tendencies; because in his perception nothing remains other than God.
In great man such as Gunatita, who transcends the Guṇas, desires 'neither the favorable circumstances to continue nor the unfavorable ones to disappear'. Having realized that he is immutable, he does have the knowledge of the desirable and the undesirable circumstances, but he (the Self) is not affected by them. The tendencies of the mind change but he himself remains untainted. The aspirant also should not be affected by dispositions because the Gunatita (perfected soul) is the ideal for the aspirant, the aspirant follows the ideal.
It is compulsory for every aspirant that he (Self) should not identify himself with the body. The dispositions are in the mind and not in the Self. Therefore, an aspirant should regard these dispositions neither good nor bad, nor in the Self. The reason is that these propensities come and go but the Self ever remains the same. Had these propensities been in us (the Self), they would have persisted as long as the Self exists. But this is every one's experience that we ever exist but the propensities appear and disappear. These propensities are evolutes of Prakṛti, while we (the Self) have a relationship with God. Therefore the Self, who is a witness of the modifications, remains one and the same Self.