Applied Sanskrit

Applied Sanskrit

Shiksha, a Vedic text on Sanskrit grammar, tells us in verse 5 that Sanskrit has 64 letters while nature uses 63. This was said “by Brahman himself”.

In other words, nature uses much the same sounds as Sanskrit to create and manage the world.

But there are some key differences between how humans speak and how the devata of nature use sound. For example, human speech is rather linear. A sequence of sounds constructed into words. And rather ponderously slow. And usually driven from an individual agenda rather than an effort to harmonize.

While a devata starts the process the same way we speak, they “speak” much faster and at higher frequencies. They also speak on the Pashyanti level, in lively consciousness itself. I’ve heard some describe it a “tinkling.” And they work in groups – the original sound is almost immediately met with others. The sounds are thus cross-modulated into grand harmonies we experience as the world.

The spatial (3D) relationships of the devata create the flows we call subtle or sacred geometry (structure) and the vibrations form the fields. Structure and fields underlie all form.

But if we’re in a room with a couple of dozen people all talking at once, it would just be noise. With the devata, there is harmony. It’s like the difference between an orchestra tuning up and a performance. I mentioned the aspect of call and response prior. Another way we might understand this – singing in rounds, only much fancier.

Veda encodes these spatial relationships through Smriti (memory). Name and form tells us that we can listen to these encodings on the ritam level of consciousness and re-experience that cognition. But considering this, a human speaking the Vedas is not in itself going to recreate the recorded experience. Rather it’s going to stir the cosmic memory that will allow the more complex form to arise in awareness. I’ll verify this in time.

Nonetheless, learning the Sanskrit alphabet is still learning the seeds of nature. It is the basis of meditation, healing, and the world.

Last Updated on June 16, 2016 by

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    1. Hi Rose
      The text doesn’t state the distinction. The alphabet it includes is not the full 64 “letters” – just 42.

      I have done a detailed study. The alphabet contains 21 unique sounds and 36 phonemes. The letters are then expanded by blended, 2 and 3 count vowels, specialized punctuation (like ha and am), and so forth.

      The common alphabet is about 48-50 characters. That will cover 95% of the texts. Different texts on Sanskrit itself vary what they cover.

      But understanding how nature actually “talks” and the tones used? At the moment, that’s like being in another country where everyone talks very fast and at the same time. It’s not linear the way we use language and the “country” is giving form to space-time so is not constrained by our usual experience of that. 🙂

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