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purusha

[poo r-uh-shuh]
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noun Hinduism.
  1. (in Sankhya and Yoga) one's true self, regarded as eternal and unaffected by external happenings.
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Origin of purusha

From the Sanskrit word puruṣa literally, man
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Historical Examples

  • On the Paloure River a beaver suffers in the manner of Purusha.

    Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1

    Andrew Lang

  • When (the gods) divided Purusha, into how many parts did they cut him up?

  • Purusha himself is this whole (universe); whatever has been, and whatever shall be.

  • When they divided Purusha, into how many parts did they distribute him?

  • Purusha himself is this whole (universe), whatever has been and whatever shall be.