Meaning of sutra

su•tra

Pronunciation: (s'tru), [key]
— n.
  1. a collection of aphorisms relating to some aspect of the conduct of life.
  2. Pali,any of the sermons of Buddha.
  3. one of the approximately 4000 rules or aphorisms that constitute Panini's grammar of Sanskrit.
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