purusha

[ poo r-uh-shuh ]
/ ˈpʊər ə ʃə /

noun Hinduism.

(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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