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Kairos personified in ancient Greek etchingNoun. Greek for “right time,” “season” or “opportunity”, it contrasts with the other Greek word for time: chronos.

While chronos is quantititive and sequential, kairos is qualitiative.
“Every kairos is a chronos, but not every chronos is a kairos.” -Hippocrates

The Sanskrit equivalent is ritu–contrasting with kala, which matches chronos.

“Every kairos is a chronos, but not every chronos is a kairos.”
–  Hippocrates

“Live in each season as it passes. Breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”
 – Henry David Thoreau, Walden