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A word used by Alfred P. Sinnett to describe the dormant state of a globe during which no evolutionary activity is happening. Only the ŚISHTAS or remaining seeds of life are left in such a globe, which awaits for incoming life-wave in the future. It should be noted that obscuration and dormancy is not a pralaya period. Pralaya implies a dissolution, whereas obscuration is merely a sleeping period. See Round; Chain, PLANETARY.


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