asat [Skt.]: “In truth, here at the beginning, was asat. To this they say: what is asat?” … Asat is therefore a place at the beginning where the energy is burning. Asat is a place for something that seeks to manifest itself, that burns to manifest itself, but which is prevented from doing so just now. The unmanifest.” – Roberto Calasso, commenting on the Śatapatha Brāhmaṇa and the Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upanisad in his book Ardor.

khora [Grk.]: “the place of being, to go forward, to be in motion or in flux, [that which] grants an abode to all things. ” – John Sallis, Chorology: On Beginning in Plato’s Timeaeus. An opening, a field, open country, a mother, a womb, a matrix, a place to be, or begin to be.

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