Language is one of the media which connects the people and allows them to convey their thoughts and pass the information. It is believed that Sumerian was the one who first invented the writing system in the form of a Cuneiform script. Millions of clay tablets have been discovered in present Iraq and nearby areas in the archaeological excavations[These 5 Clay Tablet Presents Sumerian Mathematical Strength]. They were the ones who involved signs in the language.
In the same way, thousand of hieroglyphics text have been discovered in the form of stone steles or in the form of king’s tomb text[3300-year-old Stele Reveals Well Drilling Event In Egypt’s Desert].
There are thousands of languages in the world. Every culture develops its language as per their need and convenience. But there is one language that was purposefully invented and perhaps its purpose was not limited to communication alone.
In the Vedic period, it is believed that Sagas were able to visualize some extraordinary information in their superconscious state. They were visualizing that data in terms of frequencies and that was too much of data. In Rigveda only there are 25000 lines which contain more than 100 thousand words[Evidence of Ancient Life in the Arctic Region by Science and Old Scriptures]. This is too much data to memorize.
Hence there was a need to develop some system that could help ancient Rishis to memorize that much of data and transfer further to the next generations. If this information was written using cuneiform or hieroglyphic language, it was almost impossible to write that kind of text. Hence there was a need to develop an optimized language and it was an important requirement in that language that while speaking it should produce the sound with the same frequency as it was heard and seen by the sages.
Indian Rishis might have already discovered that this universe is created by some element that responses to the frequencies and every creation is made by that element. Hence they might have found that the human body is also created by that element as well. In various research is has been proved that different frequencies create a different impact on the human body and mind.
This perhaps was another need for a language to develop. A language that is transforming frequency to the sound and that sound should not create any frequency which has an inverse effect on the human body when chant/speak. In that case, it was hard to transfer this knowledge to further generations. Perhaps these might be the 2 main points which sages considered and invented the Sanskrit language.
- An optimized language that has the ability to convey more information in less text. A language that can produce a sound that creates the same frequency as heard by the Rishis.
- A language that should create a positive effect on the human body and mind when used.
In this article, we will be focusing on the impact of Sanskrit on the human body and mind. We will try to explore in detail, how and why Sanskrit impacts the human body and mind.
This Universe & Us
In recent decades there has been spectacular progress in the understanding of the Universe. There is one theory called String theory which was introduced in 1960, explains the Universe smallest particle as a string, and tells us that everything in the Universe is made by these tiny strings. This is the theory that is able to answer those questions which were remained unsolved in quantum and nuclear theory.
String theory turns the page on the standard description of the universe by replacing all matter and force particles with just one element: Tiny vibrating strings that twist and turn in complicated ways that, from our perspective, look like particles.
If this so, then if we assume that the human body is also made by these tiny strings, there will not be an exaggeration. If the human body is made of string then these string can vibrate and react to other frequencies as well. So if one can understand the rhythm of these string can control his body and mind more effectively.
In 1978, Dr. Robert C. Beck did a preliminary study that shows, some frequencies may disturb brain functioning and some may improve brain functioning. Dr. Beck built several units to experiment on himself and for friends. Bob eventually re-grew a healthy head of hair and lost his excess weight. This gave him a new lease on life.
What Dr. Robert found, for that one needs scientific knowledge and years of research but if the system needs to be created for millions and billions of people then it should be easily adaptable and scalable in such a way that it can transfer information without hassle.
If we can invent something in terms of language which can take care of the vibrations of those tiny strings then it can be easily adaptable and scalable because language is something that we used in every moment of our lives.
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Generation of Sound Therapy
As per article published in the Guardian Sound therapists believe that our bodies contain ‘energy frequencies’ and that sonic frequency can be used to re-attune these energies when they go off-key. All you have to do is lie down and bask in the tuneful beauty of ‘pure’ sound. They use sound frequencies to interact with these, thus attempting to re-balance the body’s energy.
Recent studies suggest that sound therapy has a deeply calming effect on stressed-out people. A study conducted by the British Academy of Sound Therapy (BAST) found that 95% of clients suffering from stress-related disorders felt an increased state of the calm following treatment.
Another preliminary study conducted by BAST measured the effects of sound therapy on the autonomous nervous system (ANS). Each client demonstrated an overall decrease in arousal of the ANS compared to the control group, who were lying down relaxing.
How any Language Can Impact Human Body?
In the spiritual universe, the entire human body comprises a Prana (the vital manifestation of the consciousness), and “Vak”, speech which gives form to matter and thoughts.
The movement of the Prana inside our body generates sounds. These sounds are created in our system all the time. They are heard by the sages, seers, practitioners in their meditation. That is why in the spiritual universe only we can find the location of these sounds in the human body. They gave names to these locations based on the number of energy currents.
- The place where 2 energy currents meet is called “Sandhi”.
- The place where 3 energy currents meet is called Marma.
- There are about 52-55 these locations in the body and each location has its own sound.
- Using the different sounds one can purify and energizes those locations.
- The place where more than 3 energy currents meet is called Chakra. This is where the sound is more obvious.
- Specific sounds are assigned to different chakras.
- When one recites similar sounds or chant the Sanskrit mantras, it purifies and energizes that Chakra.
That is why ancient Rishis invented the Sanskrit. They understood the human body and mind not only on the physical side but from the Spiritual side as well. They understood it very well and they knew that if one can heal from inside then there will not be any healing required from outside. That is why they designed Sanskrit in such a way that every alphabet will generate the same frequency which is creating inside by the movement of Prana. So it is possible to control the movement of Prana by chanting some specific Sanskrit characters and words. Below is a few examples that you can also try.
- ह (Ha) + ण (ṇa) = ह्ण (Hṇa)
- ह (Ha) + न (na) = ह्न (Hna)
- ह (Ha) + म (ma) = ह्म (Hma)
- ह (Ha) + य (ya) = ह्य (Hya)
- ह (Ha) + र (ra) = ह्र (Hra)
- ह (Ha) + ल (la) = ह्ल (Hla)
- ह (Ha) + व (va) = ह्व (Hva)
If one repeats the above set for more than 25 cycles, an individual can start sweating. This is because it makes natural KapalaBhati. It is also very good for clearing the throat and other throat related problems.
Below are a few beej mantra which illustrate the impact on specific chakra when one chant specific word.
LAM for Muladhara the Base Chakra – Earth Element
VAM for Swadhisthana the Sacral Chakra – Water Element
RAM for Manipura the Solar Plexus Chakra – Fire Element
YAM for Anahata the Heart Chakra – Air Element
HAM for Vishuddha the Throat Chakra – Akasha Element
AUM for Ajna the Third Eye Chakra – Mahatattva
AUM for Sahasrara the Crown Chakra
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The word mantra comes from the ancient Sanskrit language. ‘Man‘ means mind, and ‘tra‘ means release. So a mantra is a combination of transcendental sounds meant to release the mind from all the anxieties of material life. The mantra plays the role of getting transformed into potential energy. The mantra could be the Divine name, one may call this Omkar or Brahm Nad or any other word in other religions and faiths.
These mantras were not created just randomly. They were created to fulfill some purpose which can be achieved by creating the same sound as created by Prana inside the body.
The above example is the simplest form but the mantra is a more complex form and creates a more complex sound which results in to change in our mood and behavior. For example when one chant the “Shiva Tandav“, one can start feeling strength and positivity. It is obvious because the sound it creates when chanting in the original rhythm is the fundamental element to trigger strength and positivity.
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What Happens When Chant the Mantras?
However, every mantra was written for a specific purpose but here to understand which of the body element it impacts by chanting the mantras, we can take one specific mantra. For example, we take a “Gayatri Mantra”. The most famous and beloved mantra among the Hindus.
In the below table, it is illustrated, how the Gayatri mantra activates the below-mentioned twenty-four divine qualities in the person. With their growth, various accomplishments (Siddhis) and prosperity start manifesting in the life of the practitioner.
|Letter||(Gland) Granthi||Involved Energy|
|sya||sinhani||dharna||(power of retnetion)|
Recent studies on Sanskrit shows that people who memorize long Sanskrit texts have brains that literally expand and become better with sharper memory and cognitive skills. This study was performed on professional Vedic Sanskrit Pandits in India who has been trained from childhood for around 10 years in an ancient, formalized tradition of oral Sanskrit text memorization and recitation, mastering the exact pronunciation and invariant content of multiple 40,000-100,000 word oral texts.
The tests found massive gray matter density and cortical thickness increases in pandit brains in language, memory, and visual systems, including bilateral lateral temporal cortices and the anterior cingulate cortex and the hippocampus, regions associated with long and short-term memory.
A language which was developed by considering the human growth on the spiritual side has become the subject of interest for various research in modern time. Scientists are trying to figure out how Sanskrit is helping people to grow spiritually where other languages didn’t serve this purpose at all. A language that contains content at least 3500 years old in Vedas is still serving the purpose for which it was invented.
As per the author’s belief, it was not developed coincidentally like other languages by practicing in society. It was invented for some specific purpose and then later adopted by society as the content is written in Sanskrit like Vedas became part of daily life.
Each alphabet was developed precisely in such a way that the permutations and combination which will generate by the combination of these alphabets and then the sound which they will generate was already known by the inventors because, if they don’t know about the final sound then it can create a disaster as Sanskrit sound is dealing with some deep elements.
My search is still going on and in my next article, I will be researching, what makes Sanskrit an optimized language and a fact check about NASA usage of Sanskrit as a natural language or AI.