purusha

noun pu·ru·sha \ˈpu̇rəshə\

Definition of purusha

plural

-s

  1. :  the soul that with prakriti constitutes the primary cause of phenomenal existence according to Sankhya philosophy; specifically :  an individual soul of an infinite number of like, discrete, and eternal souls

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Origin and Etymology of purusha

Sanskrit puruṣa, literally, man


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