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Chakra: An Arch Linux fork that is rough but promising

Chakra: An Arch Linux fork that is rough but promising

Posted Mar 1, 2012 5:32 UTC (Thu) by rsidd (subscriber, #2582)
Parent article: Chakra: An Arch Linux fork that is rough but promising

In Hinduism and Buddhism, a chakra is one of several centers of energy in the body.
OT -- but if you asked pretty much any Indian what "chakra" meant, they'd say "wheel" (or "circle"). Which is the meaning in Sanskrit, as well as the meaning of derived words in many modern Indian languages (eg "chakkar" in Hindi), and is a good enough metaphor for movement and cyclical change. Why go all new-age?


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Chakra: An Arch Linux fork that is rough but promising

Posted Mar 1, 2012 8:26 UTC (Thu) by boudewijn (subscriber, #14185) [Link]

"Why go all new age?"

Well, I guess because Chakra is mostly a west-european project, and there nearly nobody speaks Hindi and even fewer can read Sanskrit, but the new-agey meaning of chakra is wide-spread and well-known. These days "chakra" is a word you'd find in any Dutch dictionary...

I guess I should be happy that the concept of "Krita Yuga" hasn't been embraced by the local new age crowd :-)


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