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prakriti

[pruhk-ri-tee]
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noun Hinduism.
  1. (in Sankhya philosophy) primal matter or substance from which the physical and mental universe evolves under the influence of purusha.
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Compare guna, purusha.

Origin of prakriti

From the Sanskrit word prakṛti original nature
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Historical Examples

  • Purusha is the philosophical term for the Primordial Male, of which Prakriti is the female antithesis.

    The Substance of a Dream

    F. W. Bain

  • Thus is proved the eternity of prakriti or nature and is also established the doctrine of duality.

  • Prakriti therefore has no real existence—her existence is only apparent in the real existence of the soul.

  • He is passionately beloved by Prakriti, the beautiful daughter of King Tchandala.

  • Sabikalpa means subject to time or change; some link with prakriti or matter remains.

    Autobiography of a YOGI

    Paramhansa Yogananda