There is a lot of wisdom in ancient Sanskrit works. Many of our modern problems are a result of our own thinking or lack of it. There are many Sanskrit works that contain absolute gems of thoughts that can (re)set our perspective correct, give us guiding light to conduct ourselves, live a better life, all through our attitude and thought process. Such wisdom lies in many areas, spiritual to practical.
Simple Sanskrit. Great Ideas.
The full study of Sanskrit works is immense and not needed for everyone. And one doesn't need the complex constructs to be scared of Sanskrit either. There are plenty of great wisdom expressed in simple enough Sanskrit that one can use it to learn the language as well.
Simple. Not diluted.
There are many who simplify the ancient wisdom to the point of diluting it to suit the modern reader. That is disservice to both! The intent should be to raise the level of the reader instead of lowering the level of the wisdom. Practical Sanskrit is careful not to dilute things, but only simplify, and make relatable for today's times. Without the mystery, but with all the awe.
Grow with wisdom, Learn the language.
Learning the language does take time, any language. But why should we wait to benefit from its wisdom? Why not learn Sanskrit while growing with its wisdom? Why not learn in context? You get instant returns to your efforts. And you can learn the language at your pace, slow or fast.
It is essential to learn the script of the language, usually right upfront, or as soon as possible. Only for Sanskrit it is such that people keep studying and teaching it without even knowing its script. Knowing the script also opens up lot many resources written in Sanskrit by ancient writers as well.
Go at your own pace.
When you have other responsibilities in life as well, it may not be possible to stick to a classroom schedule. Online courses offer you the flexibility to pursue at your own time and passion. Of course, the returns are only proportional to your own efforts.
For whom the bell tolls?
Though anyone can benefit from these classes/courses, they are created with one specific audience in mind - Grown ups who have life responsibilities and don't have the luxury of time or effort like young students to pursue dry grammar classes, but who do value and can benefit from life wisdom. Anyone over 15 years should be able benefit from these. There will be specific courses for younger audience as well.
What kind of works?
Shlokas and mantras covered are from various fields like practical, spiritual, yoga, health, and specific works like Panchatantra, Hitopadesh, Patanjali's YogaSutra, Chanakya's works, Works of Adi Shankara, Srimadbhagvad Gita, Ramayana, Mahabharata etc. that keep your interest and attention.
Shashi Joshi न च विद्या समो बन्धु - No friend like knowledge.
Shashi has a long passion and exposure to Sanskrit from school days. With a Masters in Computer Science from University of Minnesota, and Bachelors in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, he uses his analytical and teaching skills to present Sanskrit in a way that is easy to understand, interesting to absorb, and enlightening for living a better life in big and small ways. He has authored a book, created workbooks, an audio CD, edited a magazine - all promoting Sanskrit wisdom for modern times. He also writes poetry.
His motto - Simple Sanskrit, Great Ideas. and Come Curious. Go Wise.
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