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There is no passion so terrible as the passion of the altruist, no egoism so hard to shake as the fixed egoism of virtue, precisely because it is justified in its own eyes and justified in the sight of men and cannot see the necessity for yielding to a higher law. Even if there is no grieving over the results, there will be the labour and strife of the rajasic kartA¢, struggling nd fighting, getting eager and getting exhausted, not trigunA¢tI®ta, always under bondage to the gunas.
It was under the domination of these ideas of personal virtue and social duty
that Arjuna refused to fight.
This webpage gives you a feel for sanskrit as a spoken language. Here we present a collection of audio renderings of simple spoken sanskrit in the form of short stories, speeches and other literature by various people for your listening pleasure.
In general, people are accustomed to hearing sanskrit only in Hindu devotional hymns (stotras). This webpage attempts to present another side of spoken sanskrit.
If you have any recordings of sanskrit in spoken form (anything other than stotras and devotional songs), or are willing to read out interesting articles/stories and record them, please let me know.
We inaugurate this webpage on the auspicious occasion of makara sankranti, Jan 14, 2002.
|Samskrita Bharati 'Haimavati' Sibira udghaaTanopanyaasaH||Prof. Vempati Kutumba Sastry|
|abhij~naana Saakuntalam: samskR^ita prasangam||Prof. Vempati Kutumba Sastry|
|Pujaa vidhi: The Vedic method of worship and its meaning||Sri Udaya Bhaskara Deekshit Parasaram (Priest in Seattle Temple USA)|
|AIR recording of a Samskrita prasangam|
|Sanskrit Short Stories|
NEW! Scholarly Samskrit Lectures
NEW! Invited Talks by Samskrit Experts
Sanskrit Speeches by Samskrita Bharati
Sanskrit Speeches and Lectures by Prof. Vempati Kutumba Sastry