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Sanskrit mantras are vehicles that transport us to spiritual growth. Sanskrit is quite possibly the oldest existing language on earth. Additionally and more importantly, Sanskrit is often the foundational language of most of the Indo-European languages, including English, French, Latin and Germanic languages.

English is a mantric language, that is capable of affecting each of us deeply, but we have to do a lot of unlearning if we are to recover its mantric capabilities. Sanskrit functions as the yogic language, a means of measuring opening the awareness of spiritual realities through perceptions, which are different from daily consciousness.

You may wonder why we should use Sanskrit for yoga classes and mantras, why not other languages, and why not English, especially since many of us understand it?
What we are trying to do by speaking Sanskrit is access levels of higher consciousness.

Each language has its own vibratory structure that is intended for specific purposes. English has evolved into a conceptual language. It is easy for us to communicate in English with each other using arbitrary labels.

In comparison Sanskrit is a language that has been constructed for the deepest levels of consciousness for the use of advanced practitioners of yoga and meditation. The mantras are constructed to penetrate the mind and affect our nervous system for direct healing.

In this sense, Sanskrit mantras are much like spiritual medicine, which enter our soul with good physiological effects. It is this capability that gives Sanskrit its exact spiritual and therapeutic properties. Unfortunately these spiritual and therapeutic benefits are usually non-existent in our modern languages.

Hari Om Tat Sat


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