विना गो-रसं को रसो भोजनानां
विना गो-रसं को रसो भूपतिनाम् |
विना गो-रसं को रसो कामिनीनां
विना गो-रसं को रसो पण्डितानाम् ||
As the beautiful saying in Sanskrit says, “one should not interpret the wisdom of something they are unaware of the fact“. So here’s something to the ancient language, which is being ignored by its people but is gaining importance all around the world.
Following the long ordeal linguistic oppression India has prevailed the use of English language in education and administration system resulting the inferiority complex within the Indians making them disown their own heritage language. But the interesting thing is that now the west has started to value the Sanskrit language whereas the Indians are lagging far behind.
It has been recognized as the ancient branch of the Indo-European family of languages and the elder sister of the ancient European languages such as Geek and Latin. Many of the languages around the world have taken the loan of words from this ancient language. The influence of the Sanskrit language is found throughout the world ranging from the languages in the neighbouring countries like Singhalese, Burmese and Malaysian to the far European languages.
Many prestigious organizations across the world has dedicated their efforts to popularize the language as they have identified the depth of the knowledge contained within the Sanskrit written scriptures and within the language itself. It is said that the language is very relevant to the modern knowledge based society and is perhaps the future of the science and technology.
It was the wisdom which was transmitted orally from one generation to the other. Its literature is comprised of the collection of poetry, drama, scientific, technical, philosophical and religious texts. Later on it paved the way for the various other scripts such as Brahmi and Devanagri which are still prevalent in the country.
Sanskrit is said to be the source of nearly 36 international languages and 21 Indian languages. One such example is the Germany, the country which proudly regards their association with the Aryans and openly applauds the genius of Sanskrit while accepting it as the source of their native language. There are several countries in the world including Germany who has created universities that are solely dedicated to understand the language and to master their own youth in this very language.
Sanskrit has always been the language of science. Science came much later but the facts residing in science were explained by this language much before. The language has always been one of the most precious things in the country. This can be seen with the increasing popularity of the language all around the world. The knowledge of this language was far beyond its time.
As the demand to learn the language is growing, the reason behind the scope of learning is not only restricted to cultural, spiritual, and literary interest, but it also includes the scientific knowledge residing within the Sanskrit written scriptures.
Here are few key points which highlight the need of the language for the modern day studies:
- The top notch space agency NASA is going to use Sanskrit as a computer language, as it’s been proven by the scientific research that the algorithmic programming required for the computational purpose can be done by using the Sanskrit language as it is the most precise and variation inheriting language in the world.
- It is the most expressive language and can convey the message in the least possible words.
- Sanskrit is said to have the largest library of words and can also generate the similar number of words if required making it the most versatile language in the world.
- It is absolutely perfect by its own nature and formation as there have been no sound shift, no change in vowel system and no distortion ever made in the grammar of the language.
- A recent study conducted by the National Brain Research Centre (NBRC) has confirmed the bilateral activation-participation from both left and right hemispheres of the brain while reading the Devanagari scripted language, thus proving the Sanskrit as a good exercise for the human brain.
- Knowledge of Sanskrit helps in learning the several other languages such as English as it combines various qualities possessed separately by other languages.
- Astrophysicists and the Mathematicians all over the world are keen to dig deeper to the language, so that they can have better and advance understanding in the subjects while going through the ancient Sanskrit scriptures.
Today’s fast-growing world wants everything to be fast, but language like Sanskrit needs calmness and more patience. But having such a great treasure given to us by our ancestors it is our duty to invest our time and resources to make a way for it to regain its much deserved respect and the acceptance throughout the world, so that the mankind can have the wisdom of the infinite source of knowledge written in the Sanskrit language.