Derives its name from its function as the material cause of the first evolution of the universe. It may be said to be composed of two roots, "pra" to manifest, and "krita" to make; meaning, that which caused the universe to manifest itself.
(Skt) Primal nature, spiritual and etheral substance; opposite pole of Purusha.
nature, constitution, natural form, and original nature.
true nature, genetic makeup, that specific mix of elements which one is made of.
in the Sâmkhya philosophy, Prakriti is the principle of the Material World, the feminine active pole. She permanently interacts with Purusha, thus producing the Manifested World. Prakriti functions thanks to the tendencies expressed by the Guna. After several centuries, this Samkhya Prakriti concept became more or less similar with the Shakti concept
Causal matter; Shakti.
Nature. In Yoga and Samkhya philosophy Prakriti is insentient matter. Only purusha is sentient. Prakriti in Ayurveda refers to your `first nature` or constitutional `body type` with which you were born.
primal nature, natural state, constitution
nature; also used for primordial nature; procreative energy; energy
Primordial Nature, which in association with Purusha, creates the universe.
cosmic matter (in the collective sense).
Primordial nature; the material substratum of the creation, consisting of sattva, rajas and tamas.
great Nature, matter
Nature in general, as original substance. (eternal nature)
Matter, the opposite pole of Spirit or Purusha.
Mother Nature, causal matter.
("creatrix"): nature, which is multilevel and, according to Patanjali's yoga-darshana, consists of an eternal dimension (called pradhana or "foundation"), levels of subtle existence (called sukshma-parvan), and the physical or coarse realm (called sthula-parvan); all of nature is deemed unconscious (acit), and therefore it is viewed as being in opposition to the transcendental Self or Spirit (purusha)