Event: The Sanskrit frog - a leap beyond language
Date: Monday 1 March 2021
Time: 18:00 - 19:00
Venue: Online (Zoom)
The Malta Classics Association is pleased to announce that our first online public lecture for 2021 shall be delivered by Michael Zammit.
Prof. Michael Zammit, the Honorary President of the Malta Classics Association, lectures at the University of Malta's Philosophy Department. As the perennial student of Philosophy (which the subject demands one to be) and an obstinate (albeit failing) seeker of truth, Michael has worked with the Sanskrit language not as a linguist but predominantly as an investigator into its rich philosophy. He is the author of several articles on the subject and has published the first translation of the Bhagavad Gita into Maltese.
During this lecture he will speak about The Māṇḍūkya Upaniṣad, one of the thirteen principle Upaniṣads, which consists of an exposition of the most sacred Sanskrit syllable OM. OM represents the Creative Principle, Brahman. It is the seed of all mantras, it is indeed ekākṣara, the One imperishable, the indestructible and a personification of the goddess Vāc, Speech (expressed as praise or prayer).
As befits these times, the lecture shall be held on Zoom.
Meeting ID: 913 1279 7565