noun. a rule or aphorism in Sanskrit literature or a group of aphoristic doctrinal summaries prepared for memorization.
- सूत्र (Sanskrit)
Example sentences of the word sutra
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.