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noun: A name that teaches or points to universal Truth.

Etymology: Sanskrit: Sutra -- "thread" or "rope" that holds things together, but also a collection of rules or formulas as a collected teaching; Greek: Onyma -- "name"

The name "Bodhidharma" is a sutranym which combines "bodhi" and "dharma" to point to the Enlightened Way.

by Franking December 12, 2007
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