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Term: Prakriti

A Sanskrit word that literally means “bringing forth” or “originating.” It represents the concept of there being a pure, undifferentiated, and original state of anything. It differentiates into qualities or tendencies known as the gunas: rajas, tamas, and sattva.

In some forms of Hinduism, prakriti is equated to the goddess Shakti, the source of energy and power.