|Sanskrit is the
language of mantra, of spiritually empowered sounds. Its usage
is to bring our minds back to the consciousness and power of mantra.
Mantra is not just concerned with sound but with meaning. According
to the view of the Yoga of sound, there is only one meaning in life, which is the Divine
or our own Self. Each thing ultimately means all things. Each object is a symbol for the
universe itself. Words represent this universal meaning broken down, fragmented and
To cognize any individual object we must first recognize
its ground of being, which is the Divine. Yet we fail to notice this as it is immediate
and before the activity of our thought and choice. If we hold to this primacy of being as
the meaning of all objects, all things become doorways to the infinite.
Shloka is a verse, phrase,
proverb or hymn of praise, usually composed in a specified meter. Especially a verse of
two lines, each of sixteen syllables. Shloka is the primary verse form of the Sanskrit
epics, Mahabharata and Ramayana
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