"Yogi Panini on Education"
The text shows that "Mind your P's and Q's (be careful of your language)" is as nothing compared to "Mind those P's and Q's or it may cost your life!" This is what Lahiri is into (below). Ask yourself before you study the following: "Is scare-education the thing for me?" Well, observe through the throat, then tell, is what Lahiri says. Or maybe you do it better in some other way.
Now, Panini was a Sanskrit grammarian who estimatedly flourished in the 300s CE. He is known for his Sanskrit grammar and 3 959 rules of Sanskrit morphology in the grammar too.
The qualified reader utters the letters clearly while distinctly emphasizing the words, with patience, in a rhythmical manner. (171)
One unites with the ultimate Self by reading nicely, being tranquil, having a good hand and tuning and a nice mouth which utters perfectly. By such reading, one's radiant (Dipti) character increases. (173)
If one does not read with tuning and vowels, one generates sin which destroys him. (173)
If one utters or reads Letters without being tranquil, his longevity decreases. If one reads slowly, he attracts diseases. If one reads the scripture without seeing and without understanding the meaning, thunder [i.e., lightning] falls on his head. (173)
Divine Mother Saraswati [is] the Goddess of Tranquility (Sthira), and of Knowledge, Music and Rhythms. (173] (3)
Observing through the throat whichever breath is coming through the nostrils, one should express himself or tell the message. (168] (5)
◎ The better kinds of education and education are allied with zest of learning, and not much fear of diseases and being struck by lightning for performing somewhat poorly at times. Aiming for a better life, knowing how to articulate well can be a good start.
Satyeswarananda, Swami, tr. Complete Works of Lahiri Mahasay Vol. III: The Upanisads: The Vedic Bibles. San Diego: The Sanskrit Classics, 1992.
Sharma, Rama Nath. The Astadhyayi of Panini. Vol. 1. The Astadhyayi as a Grammatical Device. 2nd rev. and enl. ed. New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal. 2002. ⍽▢⍽ The first of six volumes by Rama Nath Sharma, Professor of Sanskrit at the University of Hawaii. This introduction considers Astadhyayi as a grammatical device and seeks to outline and illustrate the basic constructs of the Paninian linguistic theory. Here is also a detailed treatment of rule-types, a derivational mechanism and related conventions.
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