is also called divine language.
The word Sanskrut means completed, refined,
perfected. Sum (Complete) + krt (created).
Sanskrut was created and then refined
over many generations (traditionally more than a thousand years) until
it was considered complete and perfect.
Sanskrut is generally written in the
syllabic Devanagari script composed of 51 letters or aksharas.
Hinduism and Sanskrut are inseparably
related. The roots of much of Hinduism can be traced to the dawn of
Vedic civilization. From its inception, Vedic thought has mainly been
expressed through the medium of the Sanskrut language. Sanskrut, therefore,
forms the basis of Hindu civilization.
extraordinary thing about Sanskrut is that it offers direct accessibility
to anyone to that elevated plane where the two mathematics and music,
brain and heart, analytical and intuitive, scientific and spiritual
We have greatly underestimated the sacred power of language. When the
power of language to create and discover life is recognized, language
becomes sacred; in ancient times, language was held in this regard.
Nowhere was this more so than in ancient India. It is evident that the
ancient scientists of language were acutely aware of the function of
language as a tool for exploring and understanding life, and their intention
to discover truth was so consuming that in the process of using language
with greater and greater rigor, they discovered perhaps the most perfect
tool for fulfulling such a search that the world has ever known the
It is mind-boggling to consider that we have available to us a language
which has been spoken for at least 3000 years that appears to be in
every respect a perfect language designed for enlightened communication.
But the most stunning aspect of the discovery is this: NASA, the most
advanced research center in the world for cutting-edge technology, has
discovered that Sanskrut, the world's oldest spiritual language, is
the only unambiguous spoken language on the planet.
Considering Sanskrut's status as a spiritual language, a further implication
of this discovery is that the age-old dichotomy between religion and
science is an entirely unjustified one. It is also relevant to note
that in the last decade, physicists have begun to comment on the striking
similarities between their own discoveries and the discoveries made
thousands of years ago in India which went on to form the basis of most
Until 1100 A.D., Sanskrut was without interruption the official language
of the whole of India. The dominance of Sanskrut is indicated by a wealth
of literature of widely diverse genres including religious, philosophical,
fiction (short stories, fables, novels, and plays); scientific (linguistics,
mathematics, astronomy, and medicine), as well as law and politics.
From the time of the Muslim invasions onwards, Sanskrut gradually became
displaced by common languages patronized by the Muslim kings as a tactic
to suppress Indian cultural and religious tradition and supplant it
with their own beliefs. But they could not eliminate the literary and
spiritual/ritual use of Sanskrut. Even today in India, there is a strong
movement to return Sanskrut to the status of "the national language
of India." Sanskrut, being a language derived from simple monosyllabic
verbal roots through the addition of appropriate prefixes and suffixes
according to precise grammatical laws, has an infinite capacity to grow,
adapt, and expand according to the requirements of change in a rapidly
Sanskrut is the language of mantra words of power that are subtly attuned
to the unseen harmonies of the matrix of creation, the world as yet
unformed. Vak (speech), the "word" of Genesis, incorporates
both the sense of voice and word. It has four forms of expression. The
first, para, represents cosmic ideation arising from absolute divine
presence. The second,pasyanti (seeing), is vak as subject, seeing which
creates the object of madhyama-vak, the third and subtle form of speech
before it manifests as vaikhari-vak, the gross production of letters
in spoken speech. This implies the possibility of having speech oriented
to a direct living truth which transcends individual preoccupation with
the limited information available through the senses. Spoken words as
such are creative living things of power. They penetrate to the essence
of what they describe, and give birth to meaning which reflects the
profound interrelatedness of life.
Although it is a tantalizing proposition to consider speaking a language
whose sounds are so pure and euphonically combined, the basic attitude
towards learning Sanskrut in India today is "It's too difficult."
Actually it is not difficult, and there are few greater enjoyments than
learning it. The first stage is to experience the individual power of
each of the 49 basic sounds of the alphabet. This is pure discovery,
especially for Westerners who have never paid attention to the unique
distinctions of individual letters such as location of resonance and
position of the tongue. It is arranged on a thoroughly scientific method,
the simple vowels (short and long) coming first, then the diphthongs,
followed by the consonants in uniform groups according to the way in
which they are pronounced.
The unique organization of the alphabet serves to focus one's attention
on qualities and patterns of articulated sound in a way that occurs
in no other language. By paying continuous attention to the point of
location, degree of resonance, and effort of breath, one's awareness
becomes more and more consumed by the direct experience of articulated
sound. This in itself produces an unprecedented clarity of mind and
revelry in the joy of language, as every combination of sound follows
strict laws which essentially make possible an uninterrupted flow of
the most perfect euphonic blending of letters into words and verse.
The script used is known as devanagari or the "city of the gods."
The phonetic accuracy ofdevanagari compares well with that of the modern
phonetic transcriptions. Once the alphabet is learned, there is just
one major step to take in gaining access to this unique language: learning
the case and tense endings. The endings are what make Sanskrut a language
of mathematic like precision. By the endings added onto nouns or verbs,
there is an obvious determination of the precise interrelationship of
words describing the activity of persons and things in time and space,
regardless of word order. Essentially, the endings constitute the "software"
of the basic program of the language, and once a pattern has been noted,
it is a simple exercise to recognize all the individual instances that
fit the pattern rather than see the pattern after all the individual
instances have been learned.
Learning the case endings through the chanting of basic pure sound combinations
in musical and rhythmic sequences is a perfect way to overcome learning
inhibitions, attune to the root power of this language, and access the
natural computer-like efficiency, speed, and clarity of the mind. What
may be the greatest immediate benefit of learning by this method is
that it requires participants to relinquish control, abandon prior learning
structures, and come into a direct experience of the language. But one
thing is certain Sanskrut will only become the planetary language when
it is taught in a way which is exciting and enjoyable.
Perhaps the greatest hope for the return of Sanskrut lies in computers.
It's precision play with computer tools could awaken the capacity in
human beings to utilize their innate higher mental faculty with a momentum
that could inevitably transform the world. In fact the mere learning
by large numbers of people in itself would represent a quantum leap
in consciousness, not to mention the rich endowment it would provide
in the arena of future communication.