[ poor-uh-shuh ]

  1. (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

Words Nearby purusha

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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.

  • The purusha Sukta is the type of many other Indian myths of creation, of which the following one is extremely noteworthy.

  • 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