noun. a rule or aphorism in Sanskrit literature or a group of aphoristic doctrinal summaries prepared for memorization.
1. Adjective During the funeral, a priest will chant sections from a sutra – a collection of Buddhist aphorisms – and burn incense. 2. Noun, singular or mass Eating plant-based foods is recommended, as Ayurveda derives from the yoga sutra, which encourages the concept of non-harming or ahimsa.