What is Sutra?

Yoga By Pulluri Srinivas

अल्पाक्षरमसन्दिग्धं सारवद्विश्वतोमुखम् ।

alpākṣaramasandigdhaṁ sāravadviśvatomukham  |

अस्तोभमनवद्यं च सूत्रं सूत्रविदोविदुः॥

astobhamanavadyaṁ ca sūtraṁ sūtravidoviduḥ || 

1) अल्पाक्षरम्   alpākṣaram concise ( giving a lot of information clearly and in a few words; brief but comprehensive.); abbreviate; epigrammatic; Minimum letters, precise;     

2) असन्दिग्धम्  asandigdham:  Doubtless; not giving rise to doubt; without any doubt i.e unambiguous

3) सारवत्  sāravat: meaningful, i.e should not contain gibberish; Free from unintelligible or meaningless speech or writing; nonsense             

4) विश्वतो-मुखम्  viśvato-mukham: Properly applicable; presenting essence of many thoughts

5) अस्तोभम्  astobhamcoherent ( logical and consistent); devoid of 'stobha' (kind of fillers in Vedic chanting) like hA hU            

6) अनवद्यम्  anavadyam:  irrefutable (na avadyam - that which cannot be refuted); blemish less

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