Sanskrit for Philosophy Students Term 4
‘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.
The Sanskrit sessions are structured around four themes, some of Term 4’s topics are:
- Spirit ~ words and measure
- Sound ~ know and recite the prayer गात्री मन्त्र
- Principles ~ differentiation of क्रिया i.e. पुरुष, वचन and काल ; learn to use Monier-Williams dictionary
- Practice ~ learn to translate simple stories using singular and plural forms of पुंलिङ्ग and नपुंसकलिङ्ग ending in अ
Start Dates –
Monday 6 September at 7:30pm
Thursday 9 September at 1:00pm
All times indicated are AEST
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.