Sanskrit Speeches by Samskrita Bharati (audio)

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AlOchanaamR^itaM

AlochanaamR^itaM Vivekananda to an Agnostic Swami Vivekananda responding to a famous American agnostic Robert Ingersoll who said to him, "religion is of no use. Why bother our heads about other worlds?":

"...You think it is enough to live and eat and drink and have a little scientific knowledge, but you have no right to say that will suit all tastes... Such a conception is nothing to me. If I had only to learn how an apple falls to the ground, or how an electric current shakes my nerves, I would commit suicide. I want to understand the heart of things, the very kernel itself. Your study is the manifestation of life, mine is the life itself".
"My philosophy says you must know that and drive out from your mind all thoughts of heaven and hell and all other superstitions, even though they exist in the same sense that this world exists. I must know the heart of this life, its very essence, what it is, not only how it works and what are its manifestations. I want to know the why of everything, I leave the how to children."

- Swami Vivekananda (The Gift Unopened by Eleanor Stark, pp. 89)


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Contents

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.
To purchase these videos, please send email to samskritabharati@yahoo.com.
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play, rm Spoken-sanskrit class volume 1 of 40 (realvideo)

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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play, rm play, mp3 Part 1 of 6 Nov 5
play, rm play, mp3 Part 2 of 6 Nov 7
play, rm play, mp3 Part 3 of 6 Nov 8
play, rm play, mp3 Part 4 of 6 Nov 12
play, rm play, mp3 Part 5 of 6 Nov 14
play, rm play, mp3 Part 6 of 6 Nov 14

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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