There’s a reason why Sanskrit is considered to be most suitable language for computer programming. Sanskrit, an interesting language in itself has enormous potential.
Over months and years, I’ve exposed myself to learn about new languages, new cultures and how people to an entirely different end of earth live. In one of my other post, I’ve stated that the only way to learn how insignificant you are is to travel and learn about people you might never meet again.
Same way lead me to learn more about myself, my mother tongue and mother land. My mother tongue is Marathi, which is one of the most closest language to Sanskrit. Whenever I’ve attempted to read a new Sanskrit word, I’ve seen that I might know the meaning, which some how reflects in Marathi, et voilà !.
Not to drag more, here I’ve aimed to present you a short list of Quotes in Sanskrit Language, that will show you the beauty of Sanskrit and might explain you why it is the Language Of Gods.
Quotes are easy to read and sometimes carry a level of message that reader might be surprised with.
विद्वान् सर्वत्र पूज्यते
Eng: Learned (educated) person is respected everywhere. Well, the english translation does the job of explaining here.
सत्यम् एव जयते
Eng = Satyameva Jayate. Meaning, “Truth alone triumphs”, simply means whatever situation and choices we are faced with, finally truth finds its way and wins. This is also motto of National Assembly of India, adapted in 26 January 1950, The Republic Day of India.
लोभः पापस्य कारणम्
Eng: Lobhah Paapasya Karanam! Means that the reason for sinful actions is the greed. History has seen many great people break down to knees in pursuits of something more, that lead by greed is destined to fall apart.
धर्मो रक्षति रक्षित
Eng: Dharmo Rakshati Rakshitah! Simply tell you to protect what you believe it, that you must protect the Dharma, and Dharma will protect you. You are to protect what you believe in.
अति सर्वत्र गर्हितम्
Eng: Hyati Sarvatra Garhitam, These are some deep words of wisdom. Meaning is, Always avoid overdoing. Whatever it is, it must be done in quantity is asks for. We live in modern world and overdoing is common practise now, be in work or food.
Restrain yourself from overdoing anything. Every aspect of your life deserves attention.
अहिंसा परमो धर्मः
Eng: Ahimsa Paramo Dharma, This is one of the most widely misused quote. The full quote would be, अहिंसा परमो धर्मः धर्म हिंसा तथैव च: which means, that the non-violence is highest of the duty, but when evil rises, violence is the only answer to protect the world and restore the peace.
कालस्य कुटिला गतिः
Eng: Trouble does not come alone. It is commonly said and known, that a man is never faced with a single misfortune but a bunch of them.
शठे शाठ्यं समाचरेत्
Eng: Shathe Shathyam Samacharet, Meansing to this can be as simple as, Tit for Tat. More elaborately, the one who does bad, suffers.
The Language of Gods, WHY?:
Sanskrit is known as Deva-Vani, Deva means Gods, Vani means tongue or language or speech, and the reason is that the Brahma himself wrote it. Later on, sages and disciplines forwarded the language and so we know it today.
There’s a lot that can be learned about the language and you’d be surprised to know something so ancient yet so relatable .
So, to wrap it up, these were a very few quotes out the language and there is a lot for me to learn and share.