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July - September 2023

Grammar In Nature by Sivaswamy Gangadhar

Yes. There is a grammar in nature but it is not restricted to rules pertaining to forming words and sentences in a language; on the other hand, it lays down the principles of natural laws and their functioning without fear or favor and has eternal implications.

I know many eyes will blink, but truth is, this mystical grammar exists in nature and is fundamental to its smooth functioning. Let me explain.

The very idea of having a grammar for a language must have its origins in the Grammar of Nature. I don’t know whether Panini dealt with this aspect or not while introducing a grammar for the Sanskrit language! Nevertheless, it is my contention, everything man- made including his thoughts and human language are fully governed by the eternal laws of nature, whether he knows it or not, accepts it or not!

Man is proud of his intelligence and intuitive faculties and thinks he can browbeat nature in different ways. But reality is that everything that has happened/ happening / and might happen in this world of ours is only an expression of the laws of nature and man cannot circumvent this aspect of Truth in any manner. Those who try to do that are mercilessly thrown away by nature!

The very languages man uses, let it be any language or dialect in the world, are just expressions of nature and follow the grammar of nature, the grammar of Time – the past, present and future, or for that matter the subject-object relationship with the verb joining both. Even Vedic Maths and Digital Technology follow this method only; even Genes function as per its natural sequence and not otherwise. There is grammar in this sequencing.

All beginnings have an end and it follows that all that end had a beginning. The entire functioning of the Cosmos follows such principles of nature with eternal implications.

Is there any human language in this world which does not follow the Grammar of Nature? Since the answer is an emphatic “NO” how can we say this is ‘Original’ etc?

When man’s thinking and expression itself is as per nature’s eternal laws, how can we say man has ‘found’ something original? It only means that such a thing, though existed in nature, was not known to mankind and somebody discovers it and adds to human knowledge.

That is also the finding of the Original Thought Theory which says ‘anything anyone can ever think of has already been thought by someone else or will be done in future; in other words no thought is original.

This theory however does not talk of Grammar of Nature but only emphasizes that thoughts are the keys which determine one’s goals. Maybe Man’s dreams have great potential for things to happen when he strives hard to fulfill his dreams which again has to be in consonance with nature’s grammar!

Why such a mystical Grammar operates in Nature is a question to be answered. It is not humanly possible to answer it either through personal experience, intelligence and knowledge and whatever else a person may have through these agencies.

In the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita, Arjuna asks the Lord a similar question: “Please tell me in detail of Your divine powers by which You pervade all these worlds and abide in them?” {Text 16 Chapter X}.

Even the Lord could not answer his question in one word or sentence as we see in that Chapter Krishna explaining

“His Opulence as limitless.”

The senses of an individual human are limited and do not permit him to understand the totality of things. The Lord however makes Arjuna understand (and through him the whole mankind) this aspect with, “I am the Self seated in the hearts of all creatures. I am the beginning, the middle and the end of beings.” That constitutes the Grammar of Nature.