Saturday, September 08, 2007

Samskrta-Subodhini: A Sanskrit Primer is a well researched book/tutorial by Professor Madhav M. Deshpande for learning Sanskrit. As a rare release and as a kind gift, Dr. Deshpande has recorded all the lessons and readings in audio format in his own voice, and have made them available free in downloadable MP3 format. The printed book is available from Center of South Asian Studies, University of Michigan and Amazon.com in hardcover/cloth and paperbook formats. Listen to Buddha's short biography in the first reading exercise : Buddha answers to a question "katham vayam duHkham tyajemeti?" "कथम् वयम् दुःखम् त्यजेमेति?" "ichChaa duHkhasya kAraNam |" "इच्छा दुःखस्य कारणम् ।"

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