"Much farther out along the spidery web of time, long gone from the Jains' now, I begin a list of words missing from English: Leelaa: the acts of a deity performed for pleasure. Vidya: translated as 'knowledge,' but which a friend explained as 'having characteristics of knowledge but not itself knowledge. It's symbolic of God's world. A person who knows vidya knows everything.' And advait: roughly, non-duality; and aanand: broadly, joy or bliss; and then I toss the paper away. Departure's looming. I can't bear to see, spelled out in black and white, what will become unspeakable once I cross back. Transcendence: that's what I'm going to have to lose."
-- Katherine Russell Rich, Dreaming in Hindi