Sanskṛt is among the oldest language of the world that is mainly used in India. This language is said to be over 5,000 years. It is a primary language of Sanātana Dharma and it is the predominant language of Vedanta.
The Sanskṛt alphabets have their own characteristics and wave length that is believed to stimulate the chakras in the body. The Sanskṛt alphabets comprises of 13 Vowels and 25 Consonants which are classified according to the organs of pronunciation. The structure and preciseness of this language not only boosts one’s cognitive function but also sharpens one’s mind to minor details in other aspects of life.
The sound of the Sanskṛt word “OM” contains the alphabets “A”, “U” and “M”. The vibrations produced in chanting “OM” has an energizing effect on the individual.
Benefits of learning this ancient language in the present age
- Anyone who aspires to take the spiritual path in the Sanātana Dharma will be studying the scriptures and Vedas in Sanskṛt. A large portion of the Hindu Vedas, Gīta, Upaniṣads and Stotrams are still preserved in Sanskṛt. The very essence and beauty of the texts is inevitably lost in translation. It is thus important to study them in their original text.
- The Sanskṛt language is totally phonetic and has few words in a sentence with context free grammar. Each written character is always pronounced in the same way which makes the language easy to learn.
- The characteristics of this language is easy for computer and human to interact more efficiently through Artificial Intelligence (AI). This could be the future language in the Information Communication Technology field (ICT).
In conclusion, the message of Sanskṛt literature is of unity among all living beings, living a life of good values, of peace and compassion with nature and all living beings and for harmonious development of society and nations. Studying the language will doubtlessly guide one towards this platform.