Sanskrit and The Shastras

Dr. Murali Manohar Joshi a great votary of Sanskrit, in his opinion piece, in The Times of
India (25 April, 2016) stated- “Ambedkar wanted Sanskrit as national language”. In fact,
it was well-known that in the Constituent Assembly, Ambedkar supported Sanskrit as
national language, but with a rider that English should be the official language, at least for 15 years until Sanskrit became acceptable and was also learnt by the governing agencies in the states. Though, Sanskrit animus of our sickular ( sic) leaders for its association with ancient Hindu culture has deprived Indian youth from its education after post Independence, scientists have discovered a unique trait in the Panini’s
grammar, that renders the language largely computer friendly. Rick Briggs, now
popularly known as Vyasa Houston says have discovered a unique trait in the Panini’s
grammar, that renders the language largely computer friendly. Rick Briggs, now
popularly known as Vyasa Houston says  that- “The extraordinary thing about
Sanskrit 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— become one. [NASA on Sanskrit & Artificial Intelligence].

Panini lived somewhere between 6th to 4th century BC and wrote the first known comprehensive text on descriptive linguistics. This work is called the Ashthadhyayi and consists of over 3,500 grammatical constructs and rules in Sanskrit. His work effectively transitioned Sanskrit from its old form (Vedic anskrit) to the language we know now. Today’s Sanskrit, known as Classical Sanskrit, was widely spoken and was quite different from its parent, the older Vedic Sanskrit.

Panini’s work has been very influential in the study of modern linguistics, owing to its
incredible detail in dealing with grammar (morphology, root, allomorphs), phonology
(phonemes, prosody), phonetics, semantics, and syntax. His work is often claimed to
describe Sanskrit, as a language, completely and absolutely. Ashtadhyaya used very
technical metalanguage (lexicon, morphology, syntax) and had algorithms that could churn out well-formed words. In a sense, this work is similar to the computer language structures we have today: metasyntax is used for both natural languages and programming languages. These algorithms essentially described Sanskrit (or any other language) as blocks, having sentences and ideas that were formed by grouping and
structuring independent clauses together: the basis of both natural languages as well as
programming languages.On Jan, 28, 2017, Indian Monk, has furnished following details high-lighting the virtues of Sanskrit through the social media under the caption Why Sanskrit is the most scientific language :–
(1) 102 arab 78 crore 50 Lakh words have been used till now in Sanskrit. If it will be used
in computers and technology, then more of these number of words will be used in next 100 years.
(2) Sanskrit has the largest of vocabularies than any other language in the world.(3) Sanskrit has the power to say a sentence in a minimum number of words than any other language.(4) America has a university dedicated to Sanskrit and the NASA too has a department
in it to research on Sanskrit manuscripts.
(5) Sanskrit is the best computer friendly language (Ref : Fobes Magazine July 1987).
(6) Sanskrit is a highly regularized language. In fact, NASA declared it to be the “only
unambiguous spoken language on the planet”– and very suitable for computer
(7) Sanskrit is an official language of the Indian State of Uttarakhand.
(8) There is a report by a NASA scientist that America is creating 6th and 7th generation
super computers based on Sanskrit language.
(9) Project deadline is 2025 for 6th generation and 2034 for 7th generation computer. After this, there will be a revolution all over the world to learn Sanskrit.
(10) NASA possesses 60,000 palm leaf manuscripts, which they are studying.
(11) Learning of Sanskrit improves brain functioning. With the learning of Sanskrit
students start getting better marks in other subjects like Mathematics, Science etc.
Though some people initially may find the subject difficult, it enhances the memory power and hence James Junior Schools London, has made Sanskrit compulsory.

(12) The language is rich in most advanced science, and the vast Hindu Shastras the
repository of invaluable truth can be accessed only with the knowledge of Sanskrit.
It is told that  -the Shastras are infinite and even with great intelligence and endeavour it is difficult to learn them in one life. Sri Keshav Narsimha Aiyanger from Bangalore, made an attempt to put the names of the various Shastras in a concise tabular
format which is placed for the readers of TRUTH. Though one may feel that some
Shastras have been left out, the attempt by Sri Aiyanger was really praiseworthy.

Shastras are the repository of transendental wisdom of the Rishis. Its injunctions if devoutly followed lead to excellence in Dharma, Artha, Kama and finally Moksha, for inner awakening of soul and eternal bliss which makes the study of Sanskrit indispensible.A short introduction to some of the words in the table are given below.
Brahman : That portion of the Veda which states rules for the employment of the
hymns at various sacrifices, their origin and detailed explanation with sometimes lengthy illustrations in the shape of legends or stories. It is distinct from the Mantra portion of the Veda.
Aranyaka : Writers composed in a Format
Upanishad : As per Encyclopedia Wikipedia in Sanskrit, Upa, under, near, – ni
down, Sad – sidati, he sits (probably from the fact that students would sit at this teacher’s feet while listening to instruction).

As per Vaman Shivram Apte’s Student’s Sanskrit-English dictionary (England edition-
Delhi, 2015) of certain mystical writings attached to the Brahmans, the chief aim of which is to ascertain the secret meaning of the Vedas.Some etymologies given to explain the name are as follows –

The core meaning of all the above three Shlokas indicate that the study of Upanishad
removes the root of all evils – ignorance (EPÊF√F that breeds passion and prejudice) to lead to the realisation of Brahma (ŸFe ̧). The names of 108 holy Upanishads with 64
Kalas and Tantras will be produced in the next issue.


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