What The Great Scholars Said About Sanskrit Language?
Great scholars of Indology, linguistic and history have written their bold opinions about Sanskrit language in their scholarly works. Here are some of the quotes by by them regarding Sanskrit Language.
Raja Ram Mohan Roy was a great social reformer of 18th century. He was a scholar of linguistics and religions. He had translated Upanishids in Bengali language. He says: Sanskrit language is so difficult to learn that you will have to give your whole life for it, and even then you would not get much knowledge from it.
Saint Tulasidas was a scholar of Sanskirt, but he always wrote in Hindi. It is interesting to know what he says about Sanskrit: My language (Hindi) is an earthen pot filled with ambrosia, while Sanskirt is a pot of gold filles with poison.
Kabir, the great saint of medieval India says that the languages of masses are flowing water, while Sanskrit is a puddle of stagnant water
Osho, the great philosopher says: Sanskrit was never a spoken language. It was artificial code language created by Brahmins who needed a language unknown to the masses.
Famous historian Bhaskar Rao Jadhav writes in his Marathi book 'Marathe Aani Tyanchi Bhasha' (Marathas and Their Language): The name of any language is kept on the people who speak that language. There were no people named Sanskrit, and their was not a region or country that was known as Sanskrit.
Another historian and authority on Indus valley civilization Advocate P R Deshmukh says, To highlight the difference between the language of masses and Sanskrit, Vedics created grammar and rules.
Renowned historian and the author of 'Buddhist India' Rhys Davids says about ancient India: Nobody from Taxila to Champa was speaking in Sanskrit, but a type of Pali language was speken everywhere'
Professor Sham Sundar Das says in his book 'Hindi Bhasha Ka Vikas', 'Realizing that the language of the indigenous people is affecting their language, Aryans cultured and separated their language, but many words which were adopted from native languages remained in Sanskirt as they were.'
Abe Carrey, a Christian missionarry in India learned Sanskrit as he was informed that there was a lot of knowledge in that language. But he found that it was unreal, so he said: There is nothing but pebbles and stones in Sanskrit language.
B. N. Nayar, author of Dynamic Brahmins says: Sanskrit was never a spoken language, it was just a cultured form of Prakrit language.
There are many other quotes by other great scholars, but I think it is enough to give the idea about the reality of Sanskrit langauge
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