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purusha (pōō·rōōˑ·sh),

n in Ayurvedic philosophy, male en-ergy, one of the two manifestations of cosmic consciousness; an energy that has passive awareness but is without form or attribute. See also prakriti.
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Brahmins assisted with education and mental growth, so they symbolized the "head" of Purusha.
Del purusha nacio Virat, de Virat nacio el purusha.
Looked at closely, these corporate divisions of the purusha dressed in religious finery that I have just described are all designed in accordance with their relationship to the land.
Purusha, como Principio Espiritual, es unico e inalterable, pero en tanto que la esencia espiritual de cada ser humano, es multiple, por lo que se nos propone una multiplicidad de Purushas a la manera de monadas de ser.
In the Purusha there is an inmost mental, an inmost vital and an inmost physical, and at the very core, the psychic being or soul.
According to Samakhya, one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy, Purusha causes Prakriti to evolve into various constituents, which will ultimately be reintegrated into Purusa at the termination of each cycle.
I have discussed elsewhere (Stephen 2005:104-9) the nature of yogic practices described in many Balinese texts, drawing attention to their similarities with Kundalini yoga, especially with regard to what Hooykaas (1973a:49) refers to as the 'thrilling mystery of the marriage of fire and water'--symbolized by the scared syllables, ANG and AH, that in turn stand for Uma and Shiva, pradana and purusha, cosmic female and male principles.
Le Non Manifeste est superieur au Grand Atman et le Purusha est superieur au Non Manifeste.
The only passage that can be quoted is from the Purusha Sukta, a late addition to the Rig Veda.
The Sankhyans affirm that, the principle of matter in its "natural condition" exhibits an equilibrium of these three gunas, which is disturbed due to the arrival of Purusha, the principle of consciousness.
Anthropological horizons touch our inner sense of freedom and destiny, which is realized in Atman-Brahman, the Christ, Purusha, or symbols of justice and the perfect society.