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prakriti

[pruhk-ri-tee] /ˈprʌk rɪ ti/
noun, Hinduism.
1.
(in Sankhya philosophy) primal matter or substance from which the physical and mental universe evolves under the influence of purusha.
Compare guna, purusha.
Origin of prakriti
From the Sanskrit word prakṛti original nature
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