[ih-fem-uh-ron, -er-uh n]
1. anything short-lived or ephemeral.
2. ephemera, items designed to be useful or important for only a short time, especially pamphlets, notices, tickets, etc.
1570-1580; Ephemeron is from Greek, from ephemeros, “daily; lasting or living only a day,” from epi, “upon” + hemera, “day.”
“The Sanskrit word for the world is jagati, while the word for changing or evanescent is jagat : the world’s evanescent nature is actually built into the very definition of “world.” Yet behind this shimmering ephemeron lies the deeper, sacred reality – Brahman, the infinite, transcendent reality that covers and pervades all things.”
- Pravrajika Vrajaprana, Cross Currents