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Pradhana

In Hindu SĀNKHYA philosophy, it is the undifferentiated matter which is the source of the cosmos. It is equivalent to ĀKĀŚA, or primordial substance, and the Mūlaprakrti (root-matter) of the Vendāntins. Pradhāna is also spoken of as a veil of the unmanifested BRAHMAN. Its first product is MAHAT, or the Universal Mind.

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