Definition of prakriti in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpräkrədē/

Entry from US English dictionary


(In Vedanta) the prime material energy of which all matter is composed.
Example sentences
  • In its lower forms bhakti is based on the three gunas of prakriti or modes of material nature.
  • If the Vedas are a response to the phenomena of nature or prakriti, the Vedanta is preoccupied with the principle of consciousness or Brahman.
  • The jivatma or spirit is, because of its involvement in the material world or prakriti, ignorant of its true divine nature and the essential unity of all creation.

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Syllabification: pra·kri·ti

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