Session by Xavier Serra Narciso, Emeritus Professor of Secondary Philosophy, on November 25, 2015.
In this first session of the Raimon Panikkar Library Collection Readings we proposed to make a gathering from the spontaneous reading of the compilation of the various novenarios, composed of short sentences in the style of the Hindu sūtra, which we find in the Opera Omnia Raimon Panikkar published so far in Catalan.
After the reading, and letting ourselves be carried away by what it suggested to us, we established a lively colloquy around the various themes, aspects, concepts of Raimon Panikkar’s work condensed in these Panikkar-sūtra.
We invite you to do this same exercise with the compilation that we make available, with the predisposition that Panikkar himself indicates:
“It is not by deduction that one extracts the meaning of the sūtra. Nor is it arrived at by mere induction. Perhaps, like the aphorisms of the Sibyl, the sūtra does not signify, but only suggests. A sūtra, rather, invites other harmonious thoughts to join it. It implies another way of approaching reality different from that of simple reasoning. Perhaps the sūtra is thought-understanding thinking as the act of weighing the love that each thing has to go to its rightful place in the harmony of the universe, and where it will be able to rest and feel in its place. “