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prakriti

/pra·kri·ti/ (prŭ´kre-the) [Sanskrit] according to ayurveda, a person's underlying characteristic physical and mental constitution and tendencies of expression.

prakriti

Ayurvedic medicine
The unique pattern of bioforces, or doshas (kapha, pitta and vata), that a person has at the time of conception, which corresponds to the Western concept of an individual constitution.

There are seven general patterns of pakriti, which reflect the degree to which each dosha influences a person. A person’s prakriti is evaluated in part by pulse reading, a system in which 12 positions of the arterial pulse at the wrists are assessed; the ayurvedic practitioner reads the composition of the three doshas and determines the balance or imbalance in the patient’s various organ functions.
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It essentially espouses two basic principles in the universe, prakrti (matter) and purusa (pure consciousness, which is the foundation for awareness and is different from mind, although there are no direct translations of the Sanskrit words).
The basic philosophy of Samkhya has been classified as dualistic realism, positing two fundamental and irreducible realities that exist from the beginningless to endless time: purusa (the male principle identified as pure consciousness) and prakrti (the female principle identified as material matrix of the universe).
Prakrti in Samkhya-Yoga: Material Principle, Religious Experience, Ethical Implications New York: Peter Lang 1 Delhi, Motilal Banarsidass (2002).
Moreover, in the system of Nyaya and Mimamsa, we split a word into prakrti & Pratyaya (verbal / nominal stem + suffix) and assign a meaning to each elements and both together give the "understanding" being logically / appropriately related by a relation.
Only the cognition that is the essence of the self is true cognition, while cognition in buddhi, which is an unconscious evolute of prakrti (as in Samkhya), is what takes on the form of objects actually apprehended.
Tracy Pintchman deepens the idea of a "traditional" value to the goddess in an essay arguing for three basic characteristics to Devi in the Sanskrit Puranas: sakti, prakrti, and maya.
1) It owes its existence to the obsession of the ancient samavedic seers with the distinction between prakrti and vikrti--between the basic form of the chants (samans) as they appear in the first two chantbooks (ganas), the Gramageyagana ("Village Chantbook") and Aranyakagana ("Forest Chantbook"), and the derivative form made manifest in the Uhagana ("Chantbook of Modified [Melodies]") and the Uhyagana ("Chantbook of Modified, Secret [Melodies]"), "uhya" being a compression of an original "uharahasya.
ki mati prakrti bujho abhase Know, in a hint, what its nature is:
Dharmic obligations make humans responsible for tending nature that is everywhere spiritually alive; non-violent practice supports human ties to the natural world; rebirth binds human life to lives of many other beings; and all parts of prakrti or nature are made up equally throughout the five elements.
1923, later collected in Git Gunj); dahsat tumhe kya thi prakrti ki is ukharpachar ka?
He makes subtle adjustments, and is determined to read the texts in his own way, better to support his thesis--and this has occasioned some very pointed criticism from, among others, Gerald Larson, [16] who points out that, despite its emphasis on the three gunas, the Samkhya system is universally understood as asserting an ontological dualism (of purusa 'inert spirit' and prakrti 'active matter'), which both echoes earlier-rejected, and supposedly "Western," dualistic structuralism and is difficult to reconcile with Marriott's otherwise cubal notions.
By "primal elements" are meant prakrti, (mah[bar{a}])bh[bar{u}]ta, [bar{a}]k[bar{a}][acute{s}]a, v[bar{a}]yu, agni, jyotis (tejas, prak[bar{a}][acute{s}]a) ap, and prthiv[bar{i}] (bh[bar{u}]mi).