Sanskrit Speeches by Samskrita Bharati (audio)

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AlochanaamR^itaM The Plasticity of Indian Shastra As the Indian mind ... advances westward towards inevitable conquest, it must inevitably carry with it Yoga and Vedanta for its banners wherever it goes. But in order that the victory may not be slow, it is necessary that whatever India has to offer should be stated to the West in language that the West can understand... Europe will accept nothing which is not scientific... Undoubtedly, for practical purposes the West is right....

Indian knowledge possesses such a scientific basis, but ... expressed only in broad principles, compact aphorisms.
The aphoristic method has great advantages. It prevents the mind from getting encrusted in details and fossilizing there It allows a science to remain elastic and full of ever new potentialities for the discoverer. No doubt, it has disadvantages. It leaves much room for inaccuracy ...

For this [reason],
among other more important reasons, the Indian mind has thought it wise to give a firm and absolute authority to the guru...
In Europe, the manual replaces the guru; the mind of the learner is rigidly bound by the written rule and detail not by the more adaptable and flexible word of the guru.

- Sri Aurobindo (The Psychology of Yoga, from his notebook of 1911).

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Sample Video of a Spoken-sanskrit Class
Speeches at jAhnavI Sibiram 2007
Vyakaranam Class
Prof. Vempati Kutumba Sastry at Haimavati sa.nskR^ita Sibiram July 2006
Sri Chamu Krishna Sastry at AlakanandA sa.nskR^ita Sibiram July 2000

Samskrita Bharati: Sample Video of a Spoken-Sanskrit Class

Samskrita Bharati is an organization co-founded by Sri Chamu Krishna Sastry, for spreading the use of sa.nskR^itam in daily life. Their revolutionary teaching technique has proven that sanskrit-learning can be made both simple and fun. They make students speak in sanskrit right from the start just like how kids learn their mother tongue naturally - by first listening, then speaking, later reading and writing. As a result, Samskrita Bharati's famous 10-day (@ 2hrs/day) sanskrit sibirams enable anyone with working knowledge of an Indian language to start comfortably speaking in pure sanskrit in just 10 days!

Their teaching technique has been adopted by Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, the apex Govt. body that decides Sanskrit curriculum in India.
Don't believe it? Just watch a half-hour realvideo stream (below) of their beginners' class in action and judge for yourself.
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Speeches at jAhnavi sa.nskR^ita Sibiram, 2007

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play, rm play, mp3 prArambhotsava prasa~NgaH Chamu Krishna Sastri

VyakaraNam class in Bay area, Nov 2007

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Sri Chamu Krishna Sastry: Speeches at alakanandA sa.nskR^ita Sibiram, July 2000

These lectures by the founder of Samskrita Bharati, Sri Chamu Krishna Sastry, were delivered as part of the 10-day spoken sanskrit camp near Sacramento, CA, USA in July 2000. These were recorded by Sri. K.T. Narayana. Since they are part of a Sibiram, they are interactive in nature, and are rough recordings.

Although these are not professional recordings, I am putting them online as they discuss many important issues regarding Sanskrit. Enjoy their informal nature.

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play, rm play, mp3 samAja-hitAya vyakteH kartavyaH (The Individual's duty for the Society's well-being) - My favorite Chamu Krishna Sastri
play, rm play, mp3 kimartham samskR^itam? (Why Sanskrit?) Chamu Krishna Sastri
play, rm play, mp3 samskR^ita abhyAsasya sulabha paddhatiH (Simplifying Sanskrit learning) Chamu Krishna Sastri

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