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Sri Aurobindo on Sanskrit

The vital question is how we are to learn and make use of Sanskrit and the indigenous languages so as  to get to the  heart and intimate sense of our own culture and establish a vivid continuity between the still living power of our past and the yet uncreated power of our future.           

                                                                                                  -Sri Aurobindo

  The ancient and classical creations of the Sanskrit tongue both in quality and in body and abundance of excellence, in their potent originality and force and beauty, in their substance and art and structure, in grandeur and justice and charm of speech and in the height and width of the reach of their spirit stand very evidently in the front rank among the worlds great literatures. The language itself, as has been universally recognised by those competent to form a judgment, is one of the most magnificent, the most perfect and wonderfully sufficient literary instruments developed by the human mind, at once majestic and sweet and flexible, strong and clearly-formed and full and vibrant and subtle, and its quality and character would be of itself a sufficient evidence of the character and quality of the race whose mind it expressed and the culture of which it was the reflecting medium.

                                                                                                  -Sri Aurobindo

Tat savitur varam rupam jyotih parasya dhimahi

Yannah satyena dipayet.


Let us meditate on the most auspicious (best) form of Savitri,

on the Light of the Supreme which shall illumine us with the Truth.  

                                                                                    -Sri Aurobindo


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