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Adi-Nidana Svabhavat

(Ādi-Nidāna Svabhāvat) This Sanskrit term occurs in Helena P. BLAVATSKY’S The Secret Doctrine which connotes “that which comprises the basic material from which the manifested physical world is built.” Adi means first or primal; Nidana refers to a binding or rope and in this context means “a primary or first cause or original essence.” Svabhavat is “the mystic Essence, the plastic root of physical Nature” (SD I:98).


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