The Battle for Sanskrit and Saving Our Languages
Mainstream civilisation it is losing connection with its roots as people buy and large identify themselves as being their bodies and minds, and life has become all about body and mind as well as escaping the suffering that is experienced by bodies and minds.
The original creation came out of oneness and the physical world is plural. Therefore we tend to live as two-dimensional beings governed by crude logic and our need to survive. Because we have lost that connection with our roots we are so far adrift that even our means of survival are at risk.
Garland of Letters वर्णमाला
Saṃskṛta more commonly known as Sanskrit is the root language of all the Indo-European languages including Latin and English. This fact seems relegated to history books and few people seem to think it is even relevant today, but this is a language that is still capable of reminding us or connecting us to the root of creation or consciousness.
Saṃskṛta has a lot going for it, the ancient mystics who developed this language understood that everything that exists in this universe is a frequency or vibration and nothing is really as it seems. It is because of this that the world is referred to as Maya or the grand illusion. Another way of looking at the reality of life is to say that life is actually a dream, but the dream is real.
Saṃskṛta is all about frequency and each sound in the language when spoken correctly takes on a specific frequency which has a certain power to affect the listener, the speaker and the immediate environment.
Saṃskṛta was developed to some extent for day-to-day communication, but more importantly it was developed for the transmission of knowledge that has been passed down by the sages and rishis of India for many thousands of years.
All the great books and indeed every aspect of the history of India or Bharata as the land is again becoming known were passed down through an oral tradition with an exactness that is considered uncanny or even miraculous in today's world.
The use of Saṃskṛta while in daily use by 200 million people has been declining in India but schools around the world now picking up this language and integrating it into national curriculum's. Some other features of Sanskrit are that it is the most suited language for computing and in its written form, even when the characters are written in the incorrect sequence, the words make perfect sense.
"Recently, someone had said in regards to the name of the book, “Battle for Sanskrit;” "I came to know that from now on, it should be Samskrit, not sanskrit. ”
My reply was the following:
The reason for the name of the book being "... Sanskrit" is because that is what everyone knows it as. The thing is, it's not only the Indians who need to read this book, but the Westerners who are victims of westernization themselves.
I would like to mention also that the spelling of the language is not Samskrit, but Saṃskṛta (I realize you may not have a font on your computer, never mind on your phone for this).
The ṛ is a different sound than that of r (notice the dot under the former r). Also, you dropped the final vowel (schwa syncope rule); your native language, which is not Saṃskṛta, tripped you up (unless you intended to speak solely in the language which you think is being understood by readers). If you look here, सम्भाषणसंस्कृत, you'll see that there is no virāma, or halant present.
If you want the full power of Saṃskṛta, be aware of the difference between your modern Indic languages and that of Saṃskṛta. After all, the speech of Saṃskṛta is dependent on two things; one, the precise sounds generated, and two, the specific effects these specific sounds have. If you use a modern language, then you lose these effects because it is kind of like a motor, in which you mistakenly pour in machine oil for sewing machines instead of the heavy-weight oil it needs, and then it goes boom, right? That's not what you intended, right? That is exactly what's happened.
The originators were either unaware of Saṃskṛta in isolated areas of Bhārata, or something happened, and the speakers of Saṃskṛta dropped their guard and started taking shortcuts in their speech, but the loss of powers or effects may not have been fully evident right away, for they may have started with one sound that was dropped or altered and didn't notice the effects or feel the effect or result wasn't necessary anymore, and then on down the stairs into today's modern languages.
In another view, I say a gradual decline because the persons who started dropping the sounds already knew how to manifest the effect without the speech, but the speech was a means of passing down the access to effects manifestation down to future generations; one could, without speaking, manifest an effect of the speech, once it was known how to do it experientially.
However, problems arose when that speech was not passed down, so the loss started with the generation that was not being taught proper Saṃskṛta, thusly breaking access to these sounds and breaking the connection to the ability to create these effects. This resulted in the gradual breakdown of Dharmic civilization, especially in light of the Mughal invasions.
One of the effects of Saṃskṛta is the inherent understanding of what happens when a person doesn’t know dharma; a person without dharma may speak and act violently, and there are people without access to understanding of dharma. You must always guard against adharmic behavior. The need to protect dharma was slowly being forgotten over time prior to and during the invasions.
A person with full access to Saṃskṛta and dharma knows intuitively to NEVER let your guard to protect dharma down, even if no fights ever break out in villages again and no wars are conducted in the countryside battle fields again; you have to maintain vigilance of outsiders to the land of Saṃskṛti who wish to do harm." ~ Resurging Hinduism
Now let's look at English
Foreigners learning English say that it is the most difficult language to learn, especially when you can have the same words appearing several times in a sentence and each one has a different meaning or when idioms like 'Bob's your uncle' are used. ('A house can burn up as It burns down' and 'you fill in a form by filling it out', or 'All the faith he had had had had no effect on the outcome of his life'.) But even native-born English speakers have great trouble with the language due to their cast/class and the changes happening within the culture and the language itself.
The use of English language has many layers of meaning which can change again depending on one's cast, education and life experience. It is often the case that people of lower casts never get a full grasp of the English language beyond basic survival, but those gifted with perhaps a high level of intelligence or enjoy a privileged upper-class/cast education may appreciate the language to a greater depth.
Irony - the English word God originates from Sanskrit.