Word of the Week, "Aparigraha"

06/10/2014 09:44
Aparigraha (अपरिग्रह): non-appropriation, absence of avariceAparigraha is the concept of non-possessiveness[1] or non-greediness. The term usually means to limit possessions to what is necessary or important.  Aparigraha is the Sanksrit word for greedlessness or non-grasping. It comes from the word parigraha, which means reaching out for something and claiming it for oneself; by adding the 'A' it becomes the antonym. Aparigraha, unlike Asteya, means taking what is truly necessary and no more. This concept also holds true when applying for gifts which are not to be accepted.
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