Biography of Panini, Master of Speech
Consciousness and Speech Series XI.
Sacred Speech Masterclass XI, part two.
Baba Rampuri, in his introduction to Panini, discusses the biographical aspects at the foundation of the enormous impact the sage Panini has had on both the ancient and modern worlds. He describes Panini’s great text, The Ashtadhyayi, the ancient grammar of the Sanskrit Language, whose logic has been adopted by computer programming languages, and whose discipline guided the ancient vedic sacrifices as well as 2500 years of those who think about speech and consciousness, about the connection. Pāṇini’s grammar exploits a range of brevity-enabling devices to compose what has often been described as the tersest and yet most complete grammar of any language in the world.
Baba Rampuri discusses the biography of Panini, Master of Sacred Speech, his times and geography, and arguments used in establishing his period.