There is a term that gets used when you learn Sanskrit it is called ‘The Sanskrit Tradition.’ When I first heard it, it caught me and I thought “Hmmm ‘The Sanskrit Tradition,’ what does that mean?” What is this emphasis on the word ‘tradition’? Those immersed in The Sanskrit Tradition will call it that. The term ‘The Sanskrit Tradition’ refers to the Yoga Tradition, with its five main categories of practices: Asana, Sanskrit, Pranayama, Yoga Philosophy and Meditation. Some people will be interested to study one or more of these different categories of practices, but according to the wise, they will always be under the umbrella of The Tradition.
Divisiveness is Common
My teacher, Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati, used to say, “Beware of the man or woman of disunity. They are everywhere. Hold to the man or woman of unity for these people understand the terrain of Yoga. They will lead you in the direction you want to go.” At this time in history, it is important to note that division of any kind is not adhering to the guidelines of the path of Yoga. Division is the path of the mind. As we work to train ourselves in the light of The Tradition, we must hold to unity inside, which will then extend outwards through our words and actions. This is the goal. To begin to work with this as a practice, it is enough to ponder Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati’s above statement and to listen to your own wisdom. Allow your wisdom to reveal ways that you can integrate its meaning into your life.
Unity as a Path to Oneness
The path of unity is synonymous with The Sanskrit Tradition and it is also synonymous with The Yoga Tradition. One way to approach this idea is to consider what is unity? Ask how is Sanskrit, as a practice, supportive of the experience of unity? Unity is the experience of Oneness that exists when we connect with what we are beyond the body and mind. The more we hold to this, the more it will become our living experience. Learning Sanskrit offers us the opportunity to look and see what the Rishis, yogic adepts, saw. We get to immerse in an exquisite grammatical structure, which organizes the energy of the universe with our own energy. Sanskrit as a practice is healing to the mind. It also allows us to chant mantras and feel our essential nature, vibration and energy itself. Mantras are honoring and curative configurations of sound vibration. Their goal is always to bring us into greater ease and grounded-ness, so that we may experience the oneness of being.
This Oct 12th, Manorama will share about the beauty and mystery of Sanskrit.
In the Sanskrit Studies Method, Sanskrit Level 1 Year-Long Teleclass Training, Study the Sanskrit language, grow yourself on the path of unity, learn about the beauty of Sanskrit through the study of grammar, mantra and sutras, be inspired, grow your Sanskrit knowledge.
Sanskrit Studies Method, Sanskrit Level 1 Year-Long Teleclass
Sat/Sun, Oct 12th & 13th, 2019
9 am – 12 noon
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