prakriti

noun
prak·​ri·​ti | \ ˈprəkrətē \
plural -s

Definition of prakriti

1 : unmanifested cosmic energy or potential matter that in Sankhya philosophy is constituted of the three gunas and that in contact with purusha produces a disequilibrium among the gunas which in turn results in the production of the manifested world
2 : the phenomenal world : matter, nature

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“Prakriti.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prakriti. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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