From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
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Sthula literally means "gross".
In common usage sthula means
- Vaguely or broadly
- Big or heavy - for example sthula kaya means fat body
- Physical or gross
In metaphysics, out of the three levels of existence sthula refers to the gross, the other two being sukshma (subtle) and karana (causal).