The study of Sanskrit is designed to assist in the understanding and penetration of Advaita texts. It is a language full of beauty, both in its use of pure sounds and in the physical structure of its alphabet. Moreover, it Illuminates the grammar and etymology of language and helps to expand the depth and appreciation of our own language. The great English philologist, Sir William Jones, had this to say: ‘The Sanscrit language…is of a wonderful structure; more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either.’
The study of Sanskrit is made available after a period in philosophy classes in the School.
It is only offered to enrolled students. This foundation course of nine terms, begins with the alphabet, then continues with simple sentences, pronunciation, grammatical and philosophical concepts. After this, more advanced courses may be offered.