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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
< Sanskrit prakṛti original nature
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