When a language is no longer spoken natively by any culture, it is said to be a “dead” language. Some such languages become lost in a few generations, like some First Nations languages of North America. Others are maintained by academics for historical records. Still others may live on in certain forms. Latin, for example, is still used for scientific naming in Biology.
Sanskrit falls into a different category though. Unlike any current language, Sanskrit is the language of nature itself. It describes nature in natures own language. While it is not currently widely spoken by people, it lives on in nature itself.
In a prior post on Name and Form, I described how one can listen to Sanskrit on subtle levels of awareness and experience what the original phrases described.
Further, Sanskrit is the language of the Veda itself, the structuring knowledge of all existence. In other words, nature itself is built from Sanskrit. Or more exactly, the sounds we call Sanskrit. Some sages describe that even your body is built of Sanskrit phrases, the nadis being sutras of sound.
Imagine the healing benefit of sounds that contain the correct structure of the physiology. The instruction set for a healthy state. Imagine diagnostics that only need to listen the right way. Such sounds only need to be produced and received correctly.
Further, we are said to be in a time where many laws of nature have been long dormant, their Veda unspoken and unheard. But those laws are awakening, bringing to life greater ability and possibility. This is how the environment will rise from darkness into light and the golden age become obvious for many.
This fall, I’ll be learning some native Sanskrit in the Devanagari script. This will allow me to read some of the texts directly rather than through an interpreter. Even just the study is said to be a spiritual practice in itself. But above all, Sanskrit is not a written language. Devanagari is just a script description of the sounds themselves. The key is the sounds – it is an oral language. Nature expresses in sound first.
For a little background, you may enjoy these 2 links.
Sanskrit – a Sacred Model of Language by Vyaas Houston compares the origins and influence of Sanskrit and English. It’s an excellent review of the ego’s effect on language.
Lest you consider Sanskrit some old foreign language, consider that many English words originated with Sanskrit. The oldest known historical writings are in Sanskrit. Some historians believe that Sanskrit was the foundation of the Middle Eastern languages that evolved into the proto-European languages, one of which became English.