Does the Sanskrit language have magical properties?

My answer to the Quora question: When will modern science prove that Sanskrit is like the universe’s programming or controlling language, and that everything has some level of consciousness?

Before you ask “when”, ask “if” science will ever “prove that Sanskrit is like the universe’s programming or controlling language, and that everything has some level of consciousness”.

The way science works is that a hypothesis is made to explain certain observed or observable phenomena. Then experiments are carried out to confirm the hypothesis. Then the results as well as the experiment’s methodology are presented to the scientific community. Then other scientists repeat these experiments and present their results. If an overwhelming number of experiments provide the same results under the same conditions, the hypothesis is eventually given the status of a scientific theory. This theory is then generally accepted as a way to explain reality or certain aspects of it.

What this question presents is, at best, a hypothesis. And it has two parts:

  • “Sanskrit is like the universe’s programming or controlling language.”
  • “Everything has some level of consciousness.”

Having given a brief introduction to how modern science goes about proving things, I now move on to provide a list of things one will need to prove the above hypotheses.

  • You will need to prove that the universe even needs a programming language. Right now, there does not seem any need for the universe to have any programming language or a controlling language. Existing natural laws serve as adequate explanations of observable phenomena.
  • You will need to formulate experiments which demonstrate that Sanskrit has the properties you describe.
  • You will need to demonstrate to the scientific community that chanting of Sanskrit verses and shlokas can manipulate matter and energy in the ways you describe.
  • You will need to demonstrate that everything has some level of consciousness. Right now, there is neither any need to assign consciousness to everything, nor is there any need to think that we live in such a universe.

Science goes where the evidence is. If there is observable and demonstrable evidence, it shouldn’t be difficult to prove any hypothesis. But the evidence can’t be things you have read in a book. And it can’t be things you believe (no matter how firmly you believe).

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