I have more than one reasons to bring this up again. Whether NASA has keen interest in Sanskrit texts or not is, I would say, no more a debatable issue. It has. What i am referring to in here is not a revelation but the relevance of an old news that needs serious attention. Although there have been counter arguments put forward by some who couldn’t possibly imagine how on earth Sanskrit, the most ancient language on the planet, could be used for cosmic communication, a research paper submitted by a NASA scientist, Rick Briggs, meticulously shows how Sanskrit is the only language known to human beings that is capable of generating codes for cosmic communication. The findings were published by The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence non-profit organization, aaai.org, on their website in their 1985 Spring issue.
Call it unfortunate or not, the same NASA scientist had invited 1,000 Sanskrit scholars from India for working at NASA but his request was turned down by the Indian scholars saying they were reluctant to allow the language to be put to foreign use! Later, it came to light that after the refusal of the Indian Sanskrit scholars to help NASA acquire command over the language, US had urged its young generation to learn Sanskrit. Smart indeed.
The NASA website also confirms its Mission Sanskrit and describes it as the best language for computers. The website clearly mentions that NASA has spent a large sum of time and money on the project during the last two decades. (Source)
Although, reportedly, in later years, NASA removed what they called Mission Sanskrit from their official website, the fact remained that they did continue pursuing Americans to learn the language. In 2012, it was announced that NASA will use the traditional Indian language, Sanskrit, as a part of their space mission with the then government of the United States of America mulling the possibilities to use it for creating the most complex computer codes.
But there are people who believe it is English which is the best language for more efficient coding and in creating artificial intelligence. The reason given is the evolution of English is not regulated and it’s free to change and vary depending on the culture that uses it. Ironically, this is the very reason English or any other language that is prone to change over time cannot be used for cosmic coding and interplanetary communication. How can a non-standard language be used for coding? Any software engineer would laugh at such a proposition for it is known that even a single irregularity in a computer language can cause applications to crash. How can then the language used for interplanetary communication be non-standard? It just makes no sense.
On one hand, the so-called secularists and leaders have no idea about the knowledge stored in the Vedas, written entirely in Sanskrit language, on the other hand, it’s a good news that this knowledge is now being openly recognized, even by the western world. The article, why you should not have any doubt in Vedic science published on Mayapur Voice presents various aspects of Vedic science that are now being looked into with great interest by scholars across the world.
Veda is not all about religion and faith, it is the very basis of science; the infallible science that cannot be separated from God, because God, who, according to Vedic conclusion, is none other than Lord Krishna, is the original source and scientist who has conceived, in less than a fraction of a second, the complex design of this material world, and under whose direction the laws of mother Nature, submissively works. This is confirmed in the Bhagavad Gita (9.10), by Lord Krishna Himself:
mayadhyaksena prakritih suyate sa-caracaram
hetunanena kaunteya jagad viparivartate
Translation: This material nature, which is one of My energies, is working under My direction, O son of Kunti, producing all moving and non-moving beings. Under its rule this manifestation is created and annihilated again and again.
Srila Prabhupada explains:
It is clearly stated here that the Supreme Lord, although aloof from all the activities of the material world, remains the supreme director. The Supreme Lord is the supreme will and the background of this material manifestation, but the management is being conducted by material nature.
People without spiritual insight, not realizing that they are constantly controlled, are mad after controlling the nature but in reality they are tightly bound by the laws of nature. This is evident and clearly visible. As soon as there is an overdoing on part of those so-called controllers, the material nature pulls the string and we see torrents of rain, floods, earthquakes, drought, and other natural calamities. All that is possible by mankind during such calamities is relief activities. There is no way they will ever be able to stop natural calamities no matter how much they claim, one after another.
What we call death is nothing but pulling of the plugs by the agents of material nature, called devatas, or demigods, when a particular body, or a work station, stops functioning. Under all circumstances, Lord Krishna remains the supreme master of material nature.
Srila Prabhupada further explains:
Krishna also states in Bhagavad-gita that of all of the living entities in different forms and species, “I am the father.” The father gives seeds to the womb of the mother for the child, and similarly the Supreme Lord by His mere glance injects all the living entities into the womb of material nature, and they come out in their different forms and species, according to their last desires and activities. All these living entities, although born under the glance of the Supreme Lord, take their different bodies according to their past deeds and desires.
So the Lord is not directly attached to this material creation. He simply glances over material nature; material nature is thus activated, and everything is created immediately. Because He glances over material nature, there is undoubtedly activity on the part of the Supreme Lord, but He has nothing to do with the manifestation of the material world directly.
There is a beautiful example given in the smriti sastras where this phenomena is compared with the aroma of a flower. Srila Prabhupada continues: “when there is a fragrant flower before someone, the fragrance is touched by the smelling power of the person, yet the smelling and the flower are detached from one another. There is a similar connection between the material world and the Supreme Personality of Godhead; actually He has nothing to do with this material world, but He creates by His glance and ordains. In summary, material nature, without the superintendence of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, cannot do anything. Yet the Supreme Personality is detached from all material activities.”
With due respect to modern scientists we must acknowledge that they are repeatedly baffled in their attempts to decode the laws of material nature. This is normal as it is the very nature that they are under full control of. The nature will never allow them to overpower Her. It’s futile to even dream to control Her as She is too powerful to even understand, not to speak of control.
The mantras written in Sanskrit are cosmic codes. By accurately vibrating them one can invoke the attention of the demigods, the universal managers. It is like today’s voice commands using which scientists are able to remotely govern satelites. The only difference is, mantras are in the form of prayers and not commands. This is because demigods are higher beings and Vedas know that by being rude none gets favor from higher authorities. There are plenty of evidences demonstrating how by properly chanting mantras one can produce fire, rain and even wind by invoking the favor of different demigods. These demigods are empowered to mange cosmic energies and use mantras (call it wireless commands) to activate rain clouds, breeze, storms, cold, heat, etc. This can be understood by understanding today’s laser technology. The innumerable universes and planets within them are like those modern-day satelites but extremely advanced.
Governments of different nations and educational institutions run by them need to introduce Sanskrit language in their curriculum so that more and more students of the new generation can benefit from this otherwise impossible to understand material science. That will save tons of energy, human work hours, and billions of dollars spent on space science, which, at the moment, is based on speculations and keeps changing its theories with every new research.