Interested in learning Sanskrit and/or Tibetan

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Dragonflye
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Interested in learning Sanskrit and/or Tibetan

Postby Dragonflye » Sat May 02, 2009 12:19 am

Does anybody have experience with learning these languages as a total beginner. What's the best way to go about it?

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Re: Interested in learning Sanskrit and/or Tibetan

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Sat May 02, 2009 12:25 am

Hi Dragonflye,

I would like to learn some too. I've seen some online courses but I don't know how that works for learning a language. Is there a university near you?

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Re: Interested in learning Sanskrit and/or Tibetan

Postby Dragonflye » Sat May 02, 2009 12:55 am

I live in a college town and can find no courses...oh the suffering... :tantrum: :rolling:

Chinese and Japanese are offered however...


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Re: Interested in learning Sanskrit and/or Tibetan

Postby Dragonflye » Sat May 02, 2009 1:56 am

Thank you Drolma, a good place to start! :namaste:

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Re: Interested in learning Sanskrit and/or Tibetan

Postby vinodh » Sat May 02, 2009 10:21 am

If you already have an Indian Language background, learning Sanskrit (Atleast the Basics) on your own is actually very easy. Because all the Indian languages have similar syntax and you would have picked up a handful of Sanskrit Vocabulary already

I have no idea about others though :shrug:
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One who sees the Dharma, sees the Buddha
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Neither a person nor the aggregates, the Buddha, is knowledge free from [evil] outflows
Clearly perceiving [him] to be eternally serene, I go for refuge [in him]
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