prakṛti प्रकृति

Definition: f. (in the sāṃkhya- philosophy) the original producer of (or rather passive power of creating) the material world (consisting of 3 constituent essences or guṇa-s called sattva-, rajas-and tamas-), Nature (distinguished from puruṣa-,Spirit as māyā- is distinguished from brahman- in the vedānta-s)


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