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Prakrti (Matter)***
The main philosophical subject matter of the Bhagavad-gita is the explanation of five basic concepts or truths:

prakṛti or prakriti (Sanskrit : प्रकृ्ति, ";") — material nature. According to the Bhagavad
Gita, the basic nature of intelligence by which the Universe exists and functions. It is
described in Bhagavad Gita as the "primal motive force". It is the essential consituent of
the universe and is at the basis of all the activity of the creation. In sankhya philosophy
prakrti is comprised of eight elements: earth, water, fire, air, space, mind, intellect and
ego. It is characterized by the three gunas : sattva, rajas and tamas . prakṛti is female
while purusa is male.
According to the ancient Vedic science of ayurveda the three gunas — sattva, rajas and
tamas — as the pertain to the human physiology are called doshas : kapha , pitta , vata.
The balance or imbalance of these doshas ... Read more »
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*** Karma (Action)***
main philosophical subject matter of the Bhagavad-gita is the explanation of five basic concepts or truths:

karma , kárma or kárman ( Sanskrit : कर्म, "act, action, performance") — is a noun-form
coming from the root kri meaning "to do," "to make." Literally karma means "doing,"
"making," action. Karma is pronounced as " karmuh," the " uh" being subtle. Karma can
best be translated into English by the word consequence. It corresponds to the "action"
or "deed" which causes the entire cycle of cause and effect (i.e., the cycle called
saṃsāra ). It applies to all levels of action, including thought, word, feeling and deed, and
the effects of it.
Karma refers to (1) any act or deed; (2) the principle of cause and effect; (3) a
consequence or karmaphala ("fruit of action") or uttaraphala ("after effect"), which
sooner or later returns upon the doer. What we sow, we shall reap in this or ... Read more »
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