The Beauty of Sanskrit

Vedic Worldview

Feb 6 2023 • 26 mins

While many of us think of language as something that evolved from the grunts and noises made by our prehistoric ancestors, Sanskrit, the ancient language of the Veda, has a very unique distinction; it’s an ‘inspired’ or cognized language, reflecting the intention of Nature through sound.

Having obtained a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Sydney, majoring in Sanskrit, Thom is well placed to give us an overview of its origin and a demonstration of its beauty.

He explains how its custodians have preserved its integrity over the centuries, protecting it from the inevitable change of common use.

And for those of us who don’t want to dive deeply into understanding it more fully, he explains why we don’t need to understand Sanskrit intellectually in order to benefit from its meaning or intent.

Episode Highlights:

[00:45] The First Child of the Language of Nature

[02:45] Rishi - One with Super Subtle Perception

[04:28] Sounds Like...

[06:35] Seeing the Sounds

[08:38] Lingua Franca

[10:29] An Absolute Language

[11:32] Fluid Languages

[12:32] Olde English

[14:19] An Effect Without Understanding

[17:00] The Means Alone Won't Get You There

[18:25] A Lifetime of Learning Isn't Enough

[19:28] Sama Veda - Enlivening Our Experience of the Unified Field

[21:23] Puja

[23:32] A Beautiful Sound On Its Own

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