The Philosophy

Sutra in Sanskrit is a ‘rope or thread that holds things together’.

The three levels of the Hotel represent the Gunas which sum up worldview in Indian philosophy. Gunas are tendencies and attributes that exist within people, nature and things; their thoughts and emotions, so essential to the evolution of consciousness. It’s a way of qualifying objects – an artifact or a being. There are 3 Gunas:

Tamas
Colourful, Opulent, Intricate, Erotic
Tamas usually it is associated with excessiveness. Here the person or object is immersed, attached and drowned in self indulgence & gratification.

Rajas
Vibrant, Action, Passion, Vivacious, Stylish Rajas leads one to activity. This type of activity is explained by the term Yogakshem. Yoga in the present context is acquiring something that one does not have. Rajas is the force that creates desires for acquiring new things. These desires lead one to activity.

Sattva
Minimalist, Celestial, Ethereal, Aesthetic
Sattva has been translated to mean balance, order, or purity. This typically implies that a person with more of Sattva has a positive or even orderly state of mind. Such a person is psychologically kind, calm, alert and thoughtful and aspires for higher realm of attainment.

Art at Le Sutra
The 16 rooms at Le Sutra are based on ‘characters’ (Ravana, Ashoka, Buddha) or ‘characteristics’ (sensuality, love, purification) inspired by Indian mythos.

Every room is a virtual canvas where the story forms the guest experience. It is subtly composed through art – paintings, artifacts, chairs, inlays and sculptures; narrating their part, showcasing diverse themes and philosophies.