Over millennia, Sanskrit was refined as an instrument of Yoga. By 500 B.C. it had reached a point where it was perfected, and ready to be laid down formally. The genius Panini was born for that purpose.
Why has Sanskrit endured? Fundamentally it generates clarity and inspiration. And that clarity and inspiration is directly responsible for a brilliance of creative expression such as the world has rarely seen.
The chanting of Sanskrit as preparation to meditation is the vehicle. It tunes the body, mind and senses to a finer frequency and then provides the road map, ancient truths that glide through the mind with a minimum of effort.
In ancient India the intention to discover truth was so consuming, that in the process, they discovered perhaps the most perfect tool for fulfilling such a search that the world has ever known — the Sanskrit language.
This tidal wave of nurturing wisdom is the blessing of ancient rishis who divined a perfect language to sustain a love for knowledge and cultivation of the purest essence of truth, the discovery of oneʼs self.
Sanskrit combines perfection of sound with inspired truth to create a living experience of spiritual awakening, a sense of being eternal. Itʼs a flow that we rarely have a chance to know in our fragmented world.
Sanskrit is a play, a dance of energy in the eternal now. It, modeling life, is perfectly designed to take us beyond our expectations . . but we must be ready to be in the role of a perpetual learner, a student of life, of ancient wisdom encoded . . .
The extraordinary thing about Sanskrit is that it offers direct accessibility by anyone to that elevated plane where the two, mathematics and music, brain and heart, analytical and intuitive, scientific and spiritual become one.
Knowing a verse or stotra by heart makes it possible to enjoy the magic of feeling the body, breath, voice, tongue and lips effortlessly reproduce something of exquisite beauty, while meaning guides the mind to a restful place.
Great discoveries occur, whether through mathematics or music or Sanskrit, not by the calculations or manipulations of the human mind, but where the living language is expressed and heard in a state of joy and communion.