|The Form of Sanskrit Language
Sanskrit derives from five primal sounds. These are the vowels 'a' 'i'
'u' and the semi-vowels 'r' and 'l'. Each has its characteristic meaning
and energetic effect.
A (pronounced like our word as in the article 'a') is the sound of pure
being, existence. It is the infinite, the absolute beyond and behind
creation. Its nature is open, expansive, relaxing, affirming.
I (pronounced like the 'i' in 'it') is the sound of will and consciousness. It
is the infinitesimal, the atom, the bindu, the point of pure concentration from which the
creation expands. Its action is contracting, directing, desiring, guiding.
U (pronounced like the 'u' in 'put') is the sound of energy and power.
It gives intensity and force, often violence. It is the matrix, the force-field, the vibratory structure
behind creation. It gives strength, protection, both gathering things in
and warding things away.
R (a soft or vowel sound 'r', as in 'true') is the sound of order and
structure. It gives law, stability and right movement to things. It is
the basis of cosmic law and intelligence.