Atlas Courses include 6-12 Lesson sets of classic Sanskrit texts such as the Yoga Sutras; Bhagavad Gita; Ramayana; Mandukya Upanishad, Panini Grammar as well as comprehensive practice of Sanskrit Nouns and Verbs. Each course includes text fully coded to the Atlas as well as CDs with chanting and word for word instruction. These courses generally require a background in Sanskrit grammar, such as that provided by Sanskrit by CD.
Noun Declensions — Nouns are the most common forms in the Sanskrit language. This program 360 nouns in 12 declensions, each in all 8 cases, fully printed out, with 12 CDs. This is an excellent supplement to Sanskrit by CD, by providing additional practice of forms, increasing vocabulary and naturally increasing ease and speed in reading Devanagari script.
Verb Conjugations — The chanting of verb conjugations frees the tongue and increases brain processing speed in a unique way that is very helpful to the learning of Sanskrit. 120 verbs, each in 9 tenses and moods, fully printed out, with 12 CDs. This course provides additional verb forms not included in Sanskrit by CD.
Yoga Sutras — Chapter 1, the 51 sutras of the Samadhi Pada; plus the beginning section of Chapter 2 Sadhana Pada, with 12 CDs. Because Sutras are such a simple form, primarily noun equations, this course could be used in conjunction with Sanskrit by CD after lesson four.
INTERMEDIATE COURSES — provide intensive practice of translation and development of independent translation skills. Most useful after completing 8 Lessons of Sanskrit by CD (Part I)
Bhagavad Gita — 48 verses translated and explained in complete detail. Our best course for the full application of grammar to translation practice. Includes the first 28 verses of Chapter 1 which set the stage for the epic battle and the even more epic dialogue between Krsna and Arjuna. Also includes all 20 verses of Chapter 12 – Bhakti Yoga, which captures the essence of the Bhagavad Gita; with 12 CDs.
Ramayana — The first 50 verses of the 100 verse full summary of the Ramayana story that comes at the beginning of the first Chapter: with 10 CDs.
Mandukya Upanishad — The Ultimate Teaching, OM, with 6 CDs.
An Introduction to Panini's Ashtadhyayi — Chapter 1 of book 1, with 11 CDs.