Learning Sanskrit - Writing - 2
Learning Sanskrit - Writing: Practice by using the Trika terminology
Hi, this is Gabriel Pradīpaka. In this Appendix you will be able to practice Sanskrit by using Trika (Non-dual Shaivism of Kashmir) terminology.
Warning: "You may either utilize this document as a mere Sanskrit practice or as a means to learn Trika or to kill two birds with one stone (to practice Sanskrit and to learn Trika). If you want to learn Trika, so go to the documents dealing with Non-dual Shaivism of Kashmir (Trika section) for more information. And if you do not want to learn it, just practice Sanskrit. This time I am using Trika terminology, but in the future I will be using Pātañjalayoga terminology and so on, for you to practice. I say this because I do not want to urge people to learn Trika and other philosophies if they do not want to do it, but at the same time I know very well that the terminologies used by these philosophical systems are an extraordinary source of terms for you to practice how to write in Sanskrit. There is also a consistence in your practice of Sanskrit since all terms are related to each other."
Ah!, have Sanskrit Alphabet, Conjuncts and Transliterating (2) (English) at hand always. Should you did not print these documents, do it right now if you can. They will prove very useful, no doubt.
This document (Part 1) and the next parts contain technical words used in Trika. Therefore, the meanings are strictly Trika-oriented. For example, if you are a Vedānta follower, perhaps you will discover that a particular term's meaning is different from that of Vedānta. Every philosophical system has a definite terminology and even though some meanings will remain the same, others will not. Please, keep it in mind when you study this document. I do not want to receive e-mails from followers of Vedānta, Sānkhya, etc. all of them saying: "hey the meaning of this word is not correct" and so on. In short, I will be giving the meanings pertaining to Trika exclusively.
Well, I am sure you will be happy with this document. Have fun and learn Sanskrit!
Set 1: Words beginning with "A"
This is your chance to practice Sanskrit. Write all these words in Devanāgarī script (original Sanskrit signs). Below this table you will find another one with the respective solutions and translations. The words are in "Sanskrit" alphabetical order.
Solutions and translations for "A"
Set 2: Words beginning with "Ā, I and Ī"
And now, words beginning with Ā, I and Ī:
Solutions and translations for "Ā"
Solutions and translations for "I"
Solutions and translations for "Ī"
Set 3: Words beginning with "U, Ū, E and Au"
So, here you are technical terms beginning with U, Ū, E and Au:
Solutions and translations for "U"
Solutions and translations for "Ū"
Solutions and translations for "E"
Solutions and translations for "Au"
This first page of the Writing's Appendix 2 is finished. All technical terms beginning with vowels have been written. But, maybe some other ones will be added later. You have now plenty of words to practice your Devanāgarī. You should not learn anything by heart. No. Practice simply using your reasoning; search for the proper signs and place them according to the rules I taught in Writing. You will make many mistakes, but lastly you will succeed. This is the method you should follow. Do not get discouraged, be patient.
Besides, if you like Trika (Non-dual Shaivism of Kashmir), this is a great chance to learn more. For those who are "addicted" to Trika, I will compiled all these words in a glossary.
Enjoy Sanskrit and be happy.
This document was conceived by Gabriel Pradīpaka, one of the two founders of this site, and spiritual guru conversant with Sanskrit language and Trika philosophy.
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