a: (1) : a usually sudden manifestation or perception of the essential nature or meaning of something (2) : an intuitive grasp of reality through something (as an event) usually simple and striking (3) : an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure
The snow has melted, trees are budding, and we’re in April. April 1, otherwise known as April Fools day.Did you have a prank played on you today? The thought of reading 29,250 emails makes me want to think this is a joke… is it?Listen and find out!
Tonight’s special guest will again be Abhi Ghosh, a scholar of the Sutras. We will begin our discussion of the Sutras. A sutra (Sanskrit: सूत्र, Pāli: sutta, Ardhamagadhi: sūya) is an aphorism or a collection of aphorisms in the form of a manual or, more broadly, a text in Hinduism or Buddhism. Literally it means a thread or line that holds things together and is derived from the verbal root siv-, meaning to sew. The word “sutra” was very likely meant to apply quite literally to these texts, as they were written down in books of palm leaves sewn together with thread. This distinguishes them from the older sacred Vedas, which until recently were only memorised, never committed to paper.Please listen, and feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a question you would like to pose to Dr. Ghosh.