Archive for March, 2008

in ToI, this time with a photo

March 17, 2008

My Samskrita lessons help me get in the ToI Ahmedabad once again, this time with a photo though 🙂

Paper -Times of India; Date – 17 March 2008; Edition – Ahmedabad; Page – 3

URL (Navigate to Page 3) – http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Default/Client.asp?Daily=TOIA&login=default&Enter=true&Skin=TOI&GZ=T&AW=1205051859375

Now, wannabe corporate honchos take Sanskrit lessons

Vasundhara Vyas | TNN

Ahmedabad: What could be the best way to end a full-time, extremely exhausting course in the most prestigious management institute of the country…a week spent at a luxury holiday resort, meeting family or pampering one self in a spa?
    Not for these 10 students of Post Graduate Programme for Executive (PGPX) at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A), as they have made the most of this spare time to learn more.
    These students have taken to learning Sanskrit and by the end of the two-week crash course, most have even started conversing, well almost, in the language. The Sanskrit course concluded on Sunday.

    “It was the initiation of one of our classmates that the course was introduced. I had a tough time with the language in my school days, but I thought taking another chance with it again. Surprisingly, it was not as difficult as I thought it would be. It makes me feel really proud that I made a gen
uine attempt and even succeeded in learning one of the ancient languages in the world,” said Raju Kumaravolu, one of the participants of the course.
    The course was conducted by instructors from Sanskrit Bharti, Ahmedabad. Vaidyananthan Ramachan
dran, the student who initiated the Sanskrit learning in the batch, said, “It was during one such initiative in my previous firm that I started learning Sanskrit four years ago. Today, I am absolutely fluent in the language.”
    Ramachandran said, “It was a discussion with my friends about how we are growing away from our roots and scriptures. Knowledge of Sanskrit gives you access to a world which was extremely scientific and advanced. The simple way of learning the language is the natural way — hear it, speak it and then write it.”
    The participants of the course include the PGPX students and their family members. There are houses in IIMA where the whole family is trying to converse in Sanskrit.

ॐ पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदं …

March 15, 2008

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Today marks the completion of our wonderful journey called PGPX!

While I read the entry for March 15 in the blue book ‘Opening Doors Within‘ by Eileen Caddy, I am amazed by the striking relevance of the sentences …

‘… There is much waiting to unfold; it has only just begun. Imagine the wonders and beauties, undreamed of as yet, that are waiting to reveal themselves! It will be like stepping into a new world with new ways, new laws, new ideas …‘ How true?

ॐ पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदं

पूर्णात्पूर्णमुदच्यते

पूर्णस्य पूर्णमादाय

पूर्णमेवावशिष्य्ते॥

 (om purnam adah purnam idam

purna-at purnam udachyate

purna-sya purnam adaya

purnam evavasishyate

— 

That is complete, This is complete
From complete, The complete has emerged
Giving completeness of complete
The complete remains.

ॐ शांतिः शांतिः शांतिः॥

अहम् संस्कृतम् पठामि॥

March 6, 2008

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Thanks to the efforts of a volunteer from http://www.samskrita-bharati.org/, I am learning Sanskrit …

I have learnt it in school days, but this is different … He teaches us how to speak in Sanskrit!

Below are few wonderful lines that I have translated with the tutor’s help

यदा अन्तिमः वृक्षः कर्तितः भविष्यति,

यदा अन्तिमा नदी विषयुक्ता भविष्यति,

यदा अन्तिमः मीनः गृहीतः भविष्यति,

तदैव भवन्तः  ज्ञास्यति यत्, धनं खादीतुं न शक्यते ॥

Want to know what exactly this means? Then select the white space below this line and see for yourself 🙂

only after the last tree has been cut down,
only after the last river has been poisoned,
only after the last fish has been caught,
Only then will you realize that MONEY CANNOT BE EATEN!

नमो नम:॥