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Prakrti - an essential subject
The sanskrit word for 'nature' is 'prakriti'. According to spiritual science, God is the creator of this universe and is therefore termed as 'purusa' (the source of energy). It follows then that this material world and all its inhabitants have to be inferior to this superior energy. Thus, we are all part of something known as 'prakriti', also known as the material nature. One may then conclude rightly that the manifestation of prakṛti may be temporary, but it is not false. Some philosophers say that the manifestation of material nature is false, but according to the philosophy of Bhagavad-gītā, this is not so. The manifestation of the world is not accepted as false; it is accepted as real, but temporary.
Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Prakrti category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 8 quotes.
Quotes from Srila Prabhupada's books
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Vanipedia has now over 903 introductory articles compiled from Srila Prabhupada's books under the series titled Essential Subjects. All these articles can be seen in the Table of Content on the right side of this article and also here in this Umbrella Category. Browse through them to relish the breadth and depth of Srila Prabhupada's teachings - There is a subject for everyone.