- (in Sankhya and Yoga) one's true self, regarded as eternal and unaffected by external happenings.
Origin of purusha
From the Sanskrit word puruṣa literally, man
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Examples from the Web for purusha
On the Paloure River a beaver suffers in the manner of Purusha.
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.An Introduction to Mythology