Sanskrit for Philosophy Students Term 2
‘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 then the Veda (knowledge) is simple and sure.’
– Srī Śāntananda Sarasvatī
For over thirty years students of the School of Practical Philosophy have studied Sanskrit in order to deepen their understanding of great spiritual works such as the Upaniṣads and the Bhagavad Gītā.
The nine-term course developed by the School is offered to the students of the School as well as the general public. The course provides a thorough and systematic grounding in the Sanskrit language, while proceeding in easier steps than an academic course. No previous knowledge of the language is required. The nine-term course will be conducted over three years (three terms per year).
The Sanskrit sessions are structured around four themes, some of Term 1’s topics are:
- Spirit ~ the capacity of Sanskrit to express the truth
- Sound ~ be pronouncing Sanskrit words with correct stress, recite the prayer असतो मा°
- Principles ~ understand the main stages in development of a word
- Practice ~ regularly practise sounding, reading and writing Sanskrit
Fees are $100 per each ten-session term ($50 for current students of the School of Practical Philosophy).
The fee includes a text book for each term.
Start Dates –
Monday 8 February
Thursday 11 February
All times indicated are AEDT