Re: Send back Essentialists?
|From:||J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>|
|Date:||Friday, March 1, 2002, 19:11|
Pali is essentially slurred Vulgar Sanskrit.
_LILA_ <from Sanskrit> = "Divine Play" - the 'joyous exercise of spontaneity
involved in the art of creation' (Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan)
...the play of creation, destruction, and re-creation, the folding and
unfolding of the cosmos...both the delight and enjoyment of this moment, and
the play of [the] God[head].
WHIM = 1a. a sudden fancy; a caprice. b. capriciousness. 2. a kind of
windlass for raising ore or water from a mine. [17th century: origin unknown]
WHIMSICAL = 1. odd or quaint; fanciful; humorous. 2. capricious.
WHIMSY (plural forms: WHIMSIES, WHIMSEYS) = 1. a whim; a capricious
notion or fancy. 2. capricious or quaint humour. [related to WHIM-WHAM]
Italian _capriccio_, French _boutade_
WHIM-WHAM = a toy or plaything