From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Pasu, PaZu, Pashu
Paśu literally means ‘animal’.
The ignorant jīva or soul who is bound to the cycle of transmigration is called ‘paśu’.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore