veD OF pANiANi:.....THAT ONE WHO FIGURED OUT sNskRUt GRAMMAR IN 500 BC... & HELPED TO LAY FOUNDATION OF COMPUTER SCIENCE....
Posted by Champaklal Dajibhai Mistry on October 1, 2004

pANiANi THE sNskRUt veDik SCHOLAR WAS
FATHER OF MODERN COMPUTERS

(In this entire posting please click on the blue hilited words with underline to learn more about the meanings of those words to take your intelligence to next level of your own evolution...)

Prajaapati Vishva Aashram Foundation (PVAF) is compiling the knowledge of veD since 1996 and publishing on this PVAF web site....with  a prayer that this veD knowledge will awaken the humanity on this planet earth to the meaning of existence of humans and all the creations that exists with humans...this veD knowledge is especially meant to awaken to the eternal human questions:

  • WHO AM I?
  • WHY DO I EXIST?
  • WHAT AM I TO DO?

veD is a sNskRUt word meaning KNOWLEDGE OF ALL SCIENCES ABOUT CREATIONS AND LIFE to be created, to be sustained and to be de-created and re-created in eternal time cycles called nanoseconds, seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years, 4-yug = 4.32 million years and klp = 4.32 billion years.....

sNskRUt language is the oldest known language on this planet earth....and a language that has veD texts left for humanity in the present veDik time era called kli-yug...these sNskRUt veD texts are very difficult to understand because the grammar of these texts has not been fully deciphered yet....The last person to decipher the grammar of veD sNskRUt texts was pANiANi who lived circa 520 BC to 460 BC in the area known as Harappan of the Indus Valley civilization which is known to be the oldest known civilization on this planet earth according to archeology....As a matter of fact pANiANi was the first known grammarian of the last known 100,000 history of the present mankind....pANiANi's rules of grammar forms the basis of languages such as Greek and Latin in which lies the roots of English and most of the European languages of today.....As per the information on Wikipedia

Panini's rules are said to be perfect - that is, they perfectly describe the Sanskrit morphology, and regarded as so clear that computer scientists have made use of them to teach computers to understand Sanskrit.

Panini uses metarules, transformations, and recursion in such sophistication that his grammar has the computing power equivalent to a Turing machine. In this sense Panini may be considered the father of computing machines. Paninian grammars have been devised for non-Sanskrit languages also. The Backus-Naur Form or BNF grammars used to describe modern programming languages have significant similarities with Panini's grammar rules.

It is imperative for the continued evolution of the present humanity that the deciphering of sNskRUt grammar from where pANiANi left the work unfinished be continued.......

Surprised to read the above about pANiANi and his grammar of veDik culture and lifestyle, then click on the next line to read more about what grammar means and the importance of pANiANi's grammar to the current humanity......



MEANING OF GRAMMAR
TO UNDERSTAND pANiANi

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

According to the structuralist point of view, grammar is the study of the rules governing the use of a language. That set of rules is also called the grammar of the language, and each language has its own distinct grammar. Grammar is part of the general study of language called linguistics

Descriptive grammar takes the approach that speakers of a language follow that language's grammar as a common convention of mutual intelligibility. Violation of the grammar makes one's speech difficult to understand (as in "barked dog me at time for long"). A majority of modern linguists accept that no person whose brain functions are not severely impaired speaks ungrammatically in this sense.

Please click on the word Wikipedia to learn about grammar and its vital need in human understanding of words which makes speech..... and then continue reading about

Panini (scholar)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Panini (Pāṇini;pɑɳɪn̪ɪ) was an ancient Hindu Indian grammarian (approximately 5th century BC) who is most famous for formulating 4,000 rules of Sanskrit morphology known as the Ashtadhyayi.

Panini's grammar of Sanskrit is highly systematized and relies on patterns found in the language. Features of language are categorized according to their similarities, and then form the subject matter of the set of ordered morphological rules which constitute the bulk of the work. Inherent in the analytic approach employed by Panini are the concepts of the phoneme and the morpheme, only recognized by Western linguists millennia after he used them. The Paninian grammar is notably descriptive; it does not attempt to tell people how they should speak and write; Panini was only concerned with what people actually did say and write.

Panini's rules are said to be perfect - that is, they perfectly describe the Sanskrit morphology, and regarded as so clear that computer scientists have made use of them to teach computers to understand Sanskrit.

Panini uses metarules, transformations, and recursion in such sophistication that his grammar has the computing power equivalent to a Turing machine. In this sense Panini may be considered the father of computing machines.

Paninian grammars have been devised for non-Sanskrit languages also. The Backus-Naur Form or BNF grammars used to describe modern programming languages have significant similarities with Panini's grammar rules.

One of Panini's methods of demonstrating linguistic structures and behavior was to create analyses of various ancient Hindu scriptures, such as the Shiva Sutras. By formulating a logic based on the Sanskrit morphology, he was able to analyze existing scripture and show its inherent formations in accordance with his stated principles.

Panini was very much part of early Hindu Vedic culture, since Sanskrit was the language of the Vedas.

According to Shaina Bal in a study of Panini:

" Panini was born in Shalatula, an area on the Indus river in present day Pakistan. Experts give dates ranging from as early as the 4th (edit: probably 7th) century BC. The consensus of opinion has fixed his date not later than the 5th century B.C. (note: most commonly his lifespan is given as 520BC to 460BC)

At that period sacrifice and the worship of various deities were current and popular, and theistic devotion to particular divinities, generally expressed by the term Bhakti, had become prevalent. Panini refers to Vasudev as the object of devotion, and Paramatma Devata Visesa, a form of the One Supreme Divinity.

The doctrine which assumed great importance later - that custom has the force of law - is also exemplified by the twofold meaning, in Panini's Astadhyayi, attached to Dharma. Dharma is not only equivalent to Rta, primordial law, but also denotes custom (acara) as in the later Dharma Sutras."

http://www.personal.psu.edu/users/b/i/bis107/panini2.txt

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