Pronunciation and the Chandi Samputs describes stories of the Sanskrit chanting styles of different sadhus, as well as the constituent ingredients of their mantra sadhana—including: intention, motivation, sincerity, attention, bhava, and intellectual understanding.
Pronunciation and the Chandi Samputs gives the outline of the history of Sanskrit literature, and details the history of transliteration from the Sanskrit into Roman characters for English translation.
Pronunciation and the Chandi Samputs Video Class 1
In this video class there is a brief description of languages and the particular uses for each in the world. That leads into the story sadhu Valmiki who merged with the supreme consciousness through the pronuciation of the Sanskrit word Rama, which also happens to be a form of God. In this video class there are many stories of people merging deep within themselves through the sacred mantra chanting. The mantras are chanted in Sanskrit and then translated into English.
Pronunciation and the Chandi Samputs Video Class 2
The Story of Satyavrat
This class begins with the story of Satyavrat. He mispronounced Divine Mother Saraswati’s mantra while he was chanting but since he had one pointed attention and devotion it did not matter. The video class gives many similar stories that pertain to Sanskrit chanting and how devotion can overpower any mispronunciation. The melodic mantras are chanted in Sanskrit and then translated into English.
Pronunciation and the Chandi Samputs Video Class 3
The Story of Gautam Muni
This video describes that the variances in Sanskrit pronunciation are vast and that truly the most important part of any Sanskrit pronunciation is intention, motivation, sincerity, attention, bhava (feeling) and understanding. If we are sings from our hearts for the purpose of sincere prayer, and we know what we are saying and why we are saying it and other people understand us and become inspired then we are doing it correctly. The story of Gautam Muni and the Curse of the Brahmins is also told. The mantras of the story are chanted in Sanskrit and a translation and explanation are given in English.
Pronunciation and the Chandi Samputs Video Class 4
The Story of Satyakama
This video class discusses the story of Satyakama who was by birth an outcast because his mother did not even know who his father, however because he was unafraid to tell the truth Gautam Muni accepted that he was a true Brahmin and birth or cast was not the criteria for learning the Vedas. The class then goes on to explain the various applications of the Chandi Path in sadhana and gives different samputs (mantras chanted before and after the verses of the Chandi) to gain different effects from the practice. The mantras of the samputs are given in Sanskrit and translated in English and their application described.
Pronunciation and the Chandi Samputs Video Class 5
This class continues the discussion of different samputs of the Chandi Path (mantras chanted before and after the verses of the Chandi) and describes some of the advanced sadhanas spiritual aspirants can attain. The video also describes the reason for the use of Pranayama and how it helps us to become submerged in the vibrations of the Goddess. The class includes both the Sanskrit mantras of the Samputs as well as their English translation, explanation and application.