The spiritual self. The embodied self. The word literally means "The dweller in the city" that is, in the body. It is derived from the Sanskrit "pura" which means city or body, and "usha," a derivative of the verb "vas," to dwell.
(Skt) "Ideal or cosmic man," Hindu equivalent of Adam Kadmon; the universal spirit that animates prakriti, its substantial counterpart or pole; the individual spiritual self or monad of any entity. oot-Race(s) The main serial divisions of the life-waves on any planetary globe, each lasting millions of years; present-day humanity comprises the 5th of 7 great root-races.
One of the two ultimate Realities of Samkhya philosophy. The divine Self, the absolute Reality, pure Consciousness. The only sentient existence. Rama Sri, also Ramachandra: One Avatar of Vishnu; hero of Ramayana
(Lit. person.) A term of Samkhya philosophy denoting Spirit, or the Conscious Principle. The universe evolves from the union of prakriti (nature) and Purusha. In Vedanta the word also denotes the Soul and the Absolute.
In Hinduism, Purusha ("Cosmic Man") is the "self" which pervades the universe. The Vedic divinities are considered to be the human mind's interpretation of the many facets of Purusha. According to the Rigvedic Purusha sukta, Purusha was dismembered by the devas -- his mind is the Moon, his eyes are the Sun, and his breath is the wind.