Learn Sanskrit at the Durban School of Philosophy from 25 April 2015

“Reading the Vedic Literature in sequence is the procedure to spontaneously train the brain physiology and the whole physiology of speech to function in the most orderly way so that every thought, speech, and action is spontaneously promoted in the evolutionary direction of Natural Law, and thereby spontaneously enjoys full support of the evolutionary quality of intelligence that upholds order and evolution in the entire universe.”
~ Maharishi

237198-sanskrit-alphabetWhat is Sanskrit?

Vedic Sanskrit, the pre-Classical form of the language and the liturgical language of the Vedic religion, is one of the earliest attested members of the Indo-European language family. The oldest known text in Sanskrit, the Rigveda, a collection of over a thousand Hindu hymns, composed during the 2nd millenium BC.

According to Wikipedia, “The corpus of Sanskrit literature encompasses a rich tradition of poetry and drama as well as scientific, technical, philosophical and dharma texts. Sanskrit continues to be widely used as a ceremonial language in Hindu religious rituals and Buddhist practice in the forms of hymns and mantras. Spoken Sanskrit has been revived in some villages with traditional institutions, and there are attempts at further popularisation.”

Course Title: An Introduction to Sanskrit, the Language of Enlightenment

Why Study Sanskrit?

The major philosophical works of the East, such as the Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads were composed in Sanskrit. This language is studied in the School primarily to understand the wisdom contained in these works.

“The Sanskrit language is there, pure and clean, unhampered or distorted by anyone; and it can mirror the laws of the universe to anyone. This is the good companion, the good guide and the great friend. Journey with it and the Veda is simple and sure.”

Shantananda Saraswati

The Introduction to Sanskrit course includes:

  • Mantra (Yoga) Chanting
  • Grammar through Conversation and Songs
  • Writing the Sanskrit Script

No prior knowledge required. Discover how easy it can be to speak and write this ancient language.

Studies start on Saturday 25th April from 10:30 to 11:30, once a week.

Venue: 130 Mathews Meyiwa Road, (formerly Stamford Hill Road.) entrance in De Mazenod Road, Greyville, Durban.

All Welcome Nonke Namukelekile

Cost: R50 per week includes course notes. Pens and refreshments extra.

Enquiries: Sunita 084 701 6451

Website: www.schoolofphilosophy.kzn.org

Twitter:@philosophy_kzn

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