Sanskrit for Philosophy Students Term 9
‘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, Term 9’s topics are:
- Spirit ~ Importance of vowel sounds in the design of creation
- Sound ~ Chant a verse of भगवद्गीता
- Principles ~ know the original विभक्ति endings for a क्रिया ; know something of लघुसिद्धान्तकौमुदी
- Practice ~ learn the forms of आत्मन् and ब्रह्मन् ; converting Sanskrit passages in and out of सन्धि
Fees are $100 per each ten-session term (FREE for current students of the School of Practical Philosophy).
The fee includes a text book for each term.
Start Dates –
Monday 11 September at 7:30pm
Thursday 14 September at 10:30am
All times indicated are AEST
Material will be provided.