(in Sankhya and Yoga) one's true self, regarded as eternal and unaffected by external happenings.
- Compare prakriti.
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How to use purusha in a sentence
He supplied the protoplasm of the Tinnehs, as purusha did that of the Aryan world, out of his own body.Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1 | Andrew Lang
The purusha Sukta is the type of many other Indian myths of creation, of which the following one is extremely noteworthy.Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1 | Andrew Lang
The two greatest sacrifices were the purusha-medha, the human sacrifice, and aswa-medha, the sacrifice of the horse.Indian Myth and Legend | Donald Alexander Mackenzie
From the myth of the chaos-giant purusha we pass to the higher pantheistic conception of Brahmă, the soul of the Universe.Indian Myth and Legend | Donald Alexander Mackenzie
In Indian mythology purusha, the chaos giant, first divided himself.Myths of Babylonia and Assyria | Donald A. Mackenzie