The universe comes out of the union of two fundamental forces: matter
(jada, or ’that which gives shape’) and consciousness (chetan). These
are also respectively known as prakrati (the manifested form) and
purusha (the invisible enlivening spirit). Both have their own merits
when considered in isolation; however, it is the union and co-operation
of these two entities that works wonders. The human body is a very good
example of this fact. .... Read Complete Article ..