Sanskrit: The Divine Language

Event Start Date: 
Nov 5 2022 - 20:00 to Dec 17 2022 - 20:00
Event Category: 
School of the Wisdom

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The School of the Wisdom (online)
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Course title: Sanskrit: The Divine Language
Facilitator: Dr Sadananda Das

Dates: November 5 to December 17, 2022 (Every Saturday)
Six classes 2 hours each

Time: 8:00 PM IST
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Sanskrit is regarded as one of the most ancient and richest languages in the world. It is the treasure house of Wisdom. In order to understand ancient India, its literature, culture, traditions, philosophy, religions especially Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism and Indian spirituality, knowledge of Sanskrit is essential. It is a language by which many Indians recharge themselves and are refreshed every day. It is not the language of past, but present and future. It is an important language of the Indo-European language family, a language that gives us access to a vast and liberating literature, has a long and sacred history often traced back to the Gods. Sanskrit can offer us a luxurious literary understanding of the past as it serves as a tool for perfect human expression.

The six lectures that are organized here include the following topics:  a detailed Introduction to this language, its alphabets and pronunciation; the relevance of Sanskrit studies in current time; introduction to Vedic and classical Sanskrit literature; Sanskrit as a divine and spiritual language, its beautiful poetry; why should we learn Sanskrit and its beautiful literature; and an introduction to Pratyabhijñāhṛdayam.


Dr Sadananda Das after obtaining a traditional Shastri degree (B.A.) from Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi, received Masters and Ph. D. degrees from the Centre of Advanced Study in Sanskrit, University of Pune. From 1993 to 1996, he worked as a Junior Research fellow in Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts at Varanasi Branch. From 1997 to 2000 he worked as a Research Assistant and from 2000 till  March 2005 as a Research Officer in Alice Boner Institute, Varanasi. He received the German Academic Exchange Service Fellowship and visited Tübingen University, Germany in connection with his research on the Atharvaveda in 1996.

He was a visiting lecturer at the Institute of Religious Science at Bern University, Switzerland (Winter Semester1997 - Summer Semester 1998) and at the Department of Classical Indology, South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University, Germany (Summer Semester 2000). From 2000 till 2016 he has taught 20 summer schools in spoken Sanskrit at Heidelberg University including three Advanced Sumer Schools in spoken Sanskrit at Florence University, Italy (2003), Centre for Sanskrit Studies, Jñānapravāha, Varanasi, India (2005) and Centre for Sanskrit Studies, Goa, India (2013).  

He has taught more than 50 summer schools  in spoken Sanskrit across the globe including Vienna University, Austria; Tübingen, Heidelberg and Leipzig Universities, Germany; Rome and Florence Universities, Italy; Bern, Zürich and Lausanne Universities, Switzerland; The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia; Bharatīya Vidyā Bhavan, London; Ukrainian Yoga Federation,  Kyiv and Kharkov, Ukraine; Devavāṇī, Centre for Sanskrit Studies, Barcelona, Spain and in many educational institutes and universities in India including Kameshvar Singh Darbhanga Sanskrit University, Darbhanga, Bihar (1988), Jñāna Pravāha, Centre for Sanskrit Studies Varanasi (2005) and  Sanchi University for Buddhist Indic Studies, Bhopal, M.P (2015).  He has taught spoken Sanskrit and Sanskrit language and literature to more than 1000 scholars from 43 countries from across the globe.

He has attended many national and international conferences including six World Sanskrit conferences in different countries. He has made academic trips to countries like Australia, Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, U.K. and Ukraine.    

He has published five books and 16 articles in national and international journals.

Since 2005, he is teaching Sanskrit language, literature and Indian Philosophy (Kashmir Shaivism) in the Institute of Indology and Central Asian Studies at Leipzig University, Germany.

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The School of the Wisdom aims at bringing each student to survey life ‘from the centre’, which is intuitive awareness. There can be no Wisdom without an ever-increasing sense of Wonder. Essential in the progress towards Wisdom is a growing intimacy with all aspects of Nature.

The SOW was inaugurated in 1949 by C. Jinarajadasa, the fourth International President of the TS, to revive the 1922 Adyar School initiated by Annie Besant. This school was named Brahmavidyā Āśrama, which has almost the same meaning as the School of the Wisdom.


The SOW is meant for members of the Theosophical Society to deepen their understanding in theosophy, making it a living force in daily life. Students may apply for all or some of the School of the Wisdom sessions in one form and are expected to attend all the classes in the session chosen.

1. Please, before applying click here to download and read the Online Class Decorum.

2. Fill in the Application Form which you find for each Session's page


For students joining any SOW programme, we recommend reading the following:

01 - The School of the Wisdom by Jinarajadasa and Radha Burnier (PDF)
02 - An Unending Path by Tim Boyd (PDF)
03 - Freedom of Thought and Freedom of Society (PDF)
04 - Why Theosophy is left undefined by N. Sri Ram (PDF)
05 - Adyar as a Spiritual Centre by J. Krishnamurti (PDF)
06 - What Is Truth? by H. P. Blavatsky (PDF)

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La Escuela de la Sabiduría tiene como objetivo llevar a cada estudiante a examinar la vida "desde el centro", que es la conciencia intuitiva.  No puede haber Sabiduría sin un creciente sentido de Maravilla. Esencial en el progreso hacia la Sabiduría, es una creciente intimidad con todos los aspectos de la Naturaleza.

La SOW fue inaugurada en 1949 por C. Jinarajadasa, el cuarto presidente internacional de la ST, para revivir la Escuela Adyar de 1926 iniciada por Annie Besant. Esta escuela se llamó Brahmavidyā Āśrama, que tiene casi el mismo significado que la Escuela de la Sabiduría.


La SOW está pensada para que los miembros de la Sociedad Teosófica profundicen su comprensión de la teosofía, de modo que la conviertan en una fuerza viva en la vida diaria. Los estudiantes pueden aplicar para todas o algunas de las sesiones de la Escuela de la Sabiduría en un solo formulario y se espera que asistan a todas las clases en la sesión elegida.

1. Por favor, antes de postularse, haga clic aquí para descargar y leer las directrices de las clases en línea.

2. Complete el formulario de solicitud que encontrará en la página de cada sesión


Para los estudiantes que se unen a cualquier programa de la SOW, recomendamos leer lo siguiente:

01a - La Escuela de la Sabiduría Jinarajadasa 1949 (PDF)
01b - La Escuela de la Sabiduría Jinarajadasa 1950 (PDF)
01c - La Escuela de la Sabiduría Radha Burnier (PDF)
02 - Un Sendero sin final por Tim-Boyd (PDF)
03 - Libertad de Pensamiento & Libertad  de la Sociedad Teosófica (PDF)