Noun. 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.”
“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