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Meaning of "Purusha"

Word

Purusha

Sanskrit

पुरुष

IAST

puruṣa

In General

1. Man; human being

2. Samkya Philosophy identifies an entity called, Purusha which is the real truth on which Prakriti depends. The Samkya argue the existence of Prakriti through the application of Causality. Purusha is the cause but it is not directly involved in creation

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