Introduction to Sanskrit Language

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Courses[edit]

2 years with each level as quarter 3 years with each level as semester

First Level[edit]

  • Introduction to Sanskrit
    • Sanskrit as an embodiment of Reality
    • Introduction to Devanagari
      • The calligraphy
      • About pronunciation
      • Vowels
      • Consonants
      • Compound consonants
      • Romanized Sanskrit
        • Capitalization vs. doubling
    • Examples from sacred texts
  • Sanskrit grammar
    • Declination of verbs
    • Case of nouns
    • Combining rules: Sandhi
  • Sanskrit Grammar: Sutras of Panini
  • Pandits and tradition
    • The teacher/pupll relationship
    • Maintaining accuracy through the centuries
    • The six vedangas[1]
  • Readings from sacred texts
    • Bhagavad Gita
    • Rig Veda: Mandalas 1, 9, and 10
    • Upanishads

References[edit]

Second Level[edit]

  • Etymology: translating Sanskrit words
  • Comparative studies of Sanskrit and English
  • Devanagari 1
  • Sanskrit Grammar 2
  • Sanskrit pronunciation 2: chanting

Third Level[edit]

  • Translating Sanskrit: sentences
  • Devanagari 2
  • Comparative studies of Sanskrit and Pāli
  • Sanskrit literature 1: poems
  • Sanskrit pronunciation 3: talking

Fourth Level[edit]

  • Writing in Sanskrit: poems
  • Devanagari calligraphy
  • Translating Sanskrit: scripture
  • Sanskrit literature 2: prose
  • Introduction to Buddhism

Fifth Level[edit]

  • Devanagari calligraphy 2
  • Comparative studies of Sanskrit and AngloSaxon
  • Sanskrit literature 3: sacred scriptures
  • Sanskrit pronunciation 4: discourse
  • Buddhist scriptures

Sixth Level[edit]

  • Devanagari calligraphy 2
  • Sanskrit history
  • Sanskrit literature 4: translating scriptures
  • Writing in Sanskrit: prose
  • Comparative studies of Sanskrit and Latin

Other[edit]

  • Spoken sanskrit 1.pdf
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