My Saturday’s are the most regimented of all the days, outside of the day job. I rise bathe and meditate. As apart of my meditation I recite Sanskrit verses, of course they are personal to me and resonate with me. I've always valued Sanskrit in my life I've often said German is the Sanskrit of the modern Europe. The precision of the language has always fascinated me because the ease with which it lends it’s vast vocabulary to explaining high philosophy and emotion.
I’ve therefore dedicated some tweets on Sundays to sharing this fascination and love I have for Sanskrit. Of course I would encourage everyone to watch the link from Dr Kapil Kapoor and understand the tradition, heritage and value of Sanskrit. I've included some of my favorite lines and passages from Sanskrit. I hope you all enjoy and join me on #SanskritSundays.
Krodhād bhavati sammohaḥ
From anger, complete delusion arises, and from delusion bewilderment of
memory. When memory is bewildered, intelligence is lost, and when
intelligence is lost one falls down again into the material pool.
Chapter 2 Verse 63 - Bhagavad Gita
nasadasinno sadasittadanim | nasidrajo no vyoma paro yat |
kimavarivah kuhakasya sharmann | ambhah kimasidgahanam gabhiram
Then even nothingness was not, nor existence,
There was no air then, nor the heavens beyond it.
What covered it? Where was it? In whose keeping
Was there then cosmic water, in depths unfathomed?
First Stanza - Nasadiya Suktam - Rig Veda 10.129