noun prak·ri·ti \ˈprəkrətē\

Definition of prakriti



  1. 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. 2 :  the phenomenal world :  matter, nature

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Origin and Etymology of prakriti

Sanskrit prakṛti

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