- (in Sankhya philosophy) primal matter or substance from which the physical and mental universe evolves under the influence of purusha.
Origin of prakriti
From the Sanskrit word prakṛti original nature
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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.Richard Wagner His Life and His Dramas
W. J. Henderson
Sabikalpa means subject to time or change; some link with prakriti or matter remains.Autobiography of a YOGI