Sorry, we had technical issues with Samskrita Bharati Live Show today.
But here are some constructive ideas to take #Sanskrit's mission forward:
1. Add to Vyavahara Sahasri to create a much larger database (x n) that can be helpful in developing a Automatic Translator.
from English and Indian languages into/from Sarala Sanskrit.
2. Take 100 popular books from world literature at school level and translate abridged versions into Sarala Sanskrit. (As points of comparison, there are books in Simplified Chinese and even Simplified English.)
3. Have Indian universities introduce one or two courses on History of Indian science. This should not be a matter of controversy.
4. Consciousnesss is now center-stage in science & Sanskrit is the greatest resource for atma-vidya, it will be more important than ever.
The eight अष्टमङ्गल Aṣṭamaṅgala for auspiciousness:
1 श्रीवत्स Auspicious Śrīvatsa
2 सुवर्णमत्स्य Golden fishes, happiness, fertility, conjugal unity and fidelity.
3 कलश kalaśa, pot with three jewels in its opening. The sacred vase is filled with amṛta.
4 शङ्ख (दक्षिणावर्त) śaṅkha, femininity and the world.
5 पद्म padma, lotus for purity and non-attachment.
6 चक्र chakra, wheel of dharma.
7 छत्त्र chattra, parasol for protection against defilements.
8 ध्वज dhvaja, banner.
No word for "caste" in any Indian language. Caste not same as jati.
The British Supdt. of 1921 Census: “We pigeon-holed everyone by caste and if we had no true caste for them, labelled them with the hereditary occupation.. We are largely responsible for the system we deplore.”
"In the 19th century bands of missionaries, phrenologists, ethnologists, anthropologists, orientalists and eugenicists, set about identifying and classifying Indians like zoological specimens into different castes. They used head measurements, skin color, physique, occupation."
Risley, the Chief Commissioner of India's 1901 Census came with the definitive identifying marker of an Indian's caste. "The social status of a particular group varies in inverse ratio to the mean relative width of their nose!"
For those surprised by लुल् = roll, remember that there is intersubstitution of l by r in the first phoneme in Sanskrit as in rekha and lekha, raghu and laghu, and so on.
उद्गम् utgång ("outgo" saw it at airport in Stockholm)
चर्च church in the sense of discussion
The greatest scientists have been inspired by Vedanta classics. This is because the Veda puts the subject smack in the middle of the scientific question.
The world is not merely dead particles swirling around; consciousness is the central mystery.
André Weil (1906 – 1998) famous for number theory & algebraic geometry claimed to have read the Bhagavad Gita in Sanskrit by age 16. Here’s his famous quote on discovery in mathematics:
"Nothing is more fruitful—all mathematicians know it—than those obscure analogies, ...
..."those disturbing reflections of one theory on another; those furtive caresses, those inexplicable discords; nothing also gives more pleasure to the researcher. The day comes when this illusion dissolves: the presentiment turns into certainty; .."