Tuesday, March 3, 2009

From This Week's Sanskrit Class

I've been fascinated with the connections between vibratory sounds and the sacred as well as their effects on the physical for some time now.  It led me to an interest with chanting, especially kirtan.  I've never much liked the idea, however, of chanting lines from the Gita or Vedas that sound beautiful but that I don't understand, so learning Sanskrit seemed like a wonderful "to do someday" project.  This weekend I got started by taking an intensive Sanskrit class with Jo Brill that taught me the alphabet and how to read basic words.  At the end we practiced our reading  one last time with the following list of names:

1 comment:

sfauthor said...

Nice posting. Do you know about this edition of the Gita?