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3 Constituent Essences

Prakrti Cologne Sanskrit Dictionary (in the Samkhya phil.) the original producer of (or rather passive power of creating) the material world (consisting of 3 constituent essences or Gunas called {sattva} ,{rajas} and {tamas}) , Nature (distinguished from {puruSa} , Spirit as Maya is distinguished from Brahman in the Vedantas) ;
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