Sanskrit and cosmic energy.
August 29, 2016 § 4 Comments
Today there was an interesting news item in TOI that if one were to study and speak the Sanskrit language, the possibility of her/his becoming a genius is not remote. Reason: it is a scientific language in the sense that ‘when it is written and spoken it helps maintain the balance between the left and right hand side of our brain hemisphere’. One can experience, it is said, the cosmic energy ,while conversing in this language.It is also argued that there are therapeutic advantages in learning this languages for those who suffer from cleft palate. No surgery is needed to set it right.Just speak Sanskrit!
I do not understand why the study of Sanskrit needs to be sold in this manner. For all I know, Sanskrit, as we know now was never a spoken language of the common man, in any part of the country, now known as Bharat. One can find a long list of the various dialects spoken all over India in Natya Sastra. Vedic Sanskrit was confined only to the elite , who were in a minority. We have no historical proof whether they or their descendants were cured of cleft palate and other such maladies by simply reciting Sanskrit and also did experience cosmic energy!
We need studying Sanskrit to have a deeper understanding of our own culture with all his good aspects not excluding the shortcomings in the context of our social history. We ( the country as a whole) need studying Tamil also, which shares its historical antiquity with Sanskrit and yet, remains as a spoken language, even now with a long literary continuity.