Manushya is the sanskrit word for human being. What is being referred to, when one uses this term?
” One is referring to the spiritual side of the human being, one regards the human being as a spiritual being. If we want to express: The human being is a spiritual being and everything else is only an expression, a revelation of the spirit, – when we attach worth to the concept of the human spirit, we express this as “Manushya””.
Free translation of a text from Rudolf Steiner