Before we even begin, knowing and understanding what Sanskrit is might be of importance here.
According to the Atma Institute Sanskrit is described as follows: Sanskrit is the ancient language associated with India. It is considered to be the oldest language in the world, being at least 6,000 years old, and probably much older. Sanskrit is considered to be the language of the Gods, as it is made up of the primordial sounds, and is developed systematically to include the natural progressions of sounds as created in the human mouth.
Why we don’t use these words in every day conversation is a bit of a mystery. The AI claims it’s just too difficult of a language to learn. Sanskrit language is one of love, peace, consciousness and great spirituality. Here are some words that describe it beautifully.
1. Aanandha ““ supreme bliss, unending joy.
2. Aham sphurana -the throb of Self-bliss in the heart .
3. Bhakthi– devotion to God.
4. Bodhi– enlightenment; full illumination
5. Chidabhasa -reflected consciousness
6. Chitta Suddhi-purity of mind
7. Deva-God or celestial being
8. Dharma– one’s personal path in life.
9. Hiranyagarbha-universal consciousness, the golden w omb
10. Ishwara-the cosmic self, cosmic consciousness
11. Jnani– one who has realized the Self
13. Nijananda-true bliss
14. Paripurnam-the perfect state
15. Prajnana– full consciousness
16. Puja-honour, adoration or worship.
17. Rasasvada ““ a taste of bliss in the absence of thoughts.
18. Rupa– beautiful form.
19. Samadhi ““ state of enlightenment of super consciousness
20. Sakshat ““ here and now.
21. Taijasa ““ brilliance, being in dream.
22. Tejomaya ““ full of light.
23. Vastutah– in reality.
24. Vijnana– principle of pure intelligence.
25. Yoga maya– magical power.
Sanskrit is only spoken by less than 1% of the Indi an population. In schools it is only offered as an option as opposed to a mandatory class. Students are choosing more popular languages such as French, English and even German and Mandarin. Sanskrit and the Indian culture go hand in hand yet the politics of language and the sensitivity still remains.
Many still believe that Sanskrit is the language of the Hindus, and that it still has a heavy religious influence. Fact is that 95% of Sanskrit has nothing to do with religion at all. I imagine the debate about Sanskrit won’t be over anytime soon. Ready to expand your mind and exercise your brain? Try reading some of the above words.