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Which is more powerful Prakruti or Purusha?

I understand that both are opposite of each other and both are needed to maintain balance but if we have to select one of the two i.e Prakruti and Purusha Which one is more powerful and self reliant? ...
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Which scriptures discuss purusha avatars?

This article lists 6 categories of avatars one of them being Purusha Avatar: Purusha avataras Lila avataras Guna avataras Manvantara avataras Yuga avataras Shaktyavesha avataras ...
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Who is the deity of the Purusha Suktam according to different schools?

Who is the deity of the Purusha Suktam according to different schools? According to Vaishnavism, it is Vishnu: The Sukta gives an expression to immanence of radical unity in diversity and is ...
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Is Everything by the prakriti is done in regards to the Purusha? why with regards to purusha and what is the need of Purusha?

My question is according to Samkhya darshana which is one of the six darshanas. Word used is "upabhoga" in karika 37 of Samkhya Karika, which as per my understanding stands for the usage purpose as ...
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Do Advaitins believe in two types of Purushas?

There are two things that i would like to discuss here, that are related and so there's no need to open two separate topics. (1) In the Gita, under ch.15 v16, Swami Chidbhavananda has mentioned the ...
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What is the difference and connection between Atman and Nirguna Brahman [duplicate]

There is a question that asks for the difference between jiva atman, Atman and Paramatman and it does not answer my inquiry. I wish to know about the difference between Atmans Ananda essence and ...
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What is the difference between Cit in the word Sat- Cit- Ananda and Purusha?

Cit = Consciousness and Purusha = Consciousness. Purusha is also known as Spirit . FIRSTLY can this Spirit be seen ? Secondly are Samskaras the veil that separate consciousness from super ...
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How can Purusha be God when he was sacrificed to bring about creation?

From http://www.indicstudies.us/Hinduism/SelectSacredTexts/purusha_sukta.htm text 7: saptasyasan paridhayaha trissapta samidhah kritaha deva yadjajnam tanvanaha abadhnan purusham ...
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How does Dayananda Saraswati explain the Purusha Sukta of the Rigveda?

Maharshi Dayananda Saraswati was believer in pure Vedic Hinduism (as per his notion). Now he wrote Rigveda bhashya on Rigveda. Purusha Sukta is hymn 10.90 of Rigveda. Read it on Wikisource. Now, I ...
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How many souls are there in our universe?

When Lord Krishna was advising Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna, Sri Krishna told that no one dies if we kill them.Those who are killed, start their journey as jiva and these jiva cannot be destroyed or ...
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Is the Purusha Suktam of the Yajurveda dedicated to Lord Aditya(Surya)

Chapter 31 of White Yajurveda contains the Purusha Suktam which tells us about the Supreme Nature of God. I have read that Lord Aditya is the deity of the Purusha Suktam. So does it means The Supreme ...
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What are the four Quarters of Purusha as per Purusha Sukta?

Can Somebody explain me, what are the four Quarters of Purusha? As mentioned in the Sukta, I've been searching for a valid concrete answer for a long time, However I've personally come to certain ...
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Is Lord Shiva clearly noted as Prathama Purusha in any Veda?

Is it true that Shiva is clearly noted as "Prathama Purusha" in any veda? If yes, please give me the references of it. I need the Sree rudra suktam reference from agniveer foundation veda pdfs.
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Where can I get full (if not possible some selected) Samveda chants

Saamveda is really a delight to hear. That's why Bhagwan Shri Krishna says वेदानां सामवेदोऽस्मि देवानामस्मि वासवः। इन्द्रियाणां मनश्चास्मि भूतानामस्मि चेतना॥१०.२२॥ Of the Vedas I am the ...
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What is Purusha Tattva, Prakriti Tattva & Stri Tattva?

I wanted to know following terms from scriptures - Purusha Tattva Prakriti Tattva Stri Tattva And are Stri & Prakriti Tattva exactly same?
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What is color of Purusha(jivatman) according to Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

Brihadarnaya Upanishad Chapter II 3rd Bramhana 6th verse describes one of the attributes of Purusha its color as: तस्य हैतस्य पुरुषस्य रुपम् यथा महारजनं वासो यथापाण्ड्वाविकम् यथेन्द्रगोपो यथा...
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Is there a possibility of GRADUAL conversion of “Purusha” to “Jeeva-s” and similar gradual return?

Foundation At beginning of a cycle (say Kalpa), only Purusha (pure consciousness of Saguna Brahman) is relevant as it hasn't come into contact with Prakruti (say MAyA part of Saguna Brahman). Now ...