domingo, 22 de julho de 2007

Star Wars and Sanskrit

The ways of the Force are truly surprising. If not, something like this would never be a probability or a possibility. Hence, not unusual for those who dedicate themselves to the profound study of such ancient power. What am I talking about? The Force and Sanskrit likewise. And these two very distinctive aspects have many things in common, I must add. Let´s elucidate some fans.

Shaak Ti. Sounds familiar? If not, click the name. If yes was your answer, then simply proceed, because I´m about to make a revelation. Uhhh yeah, I will!

Focusing in an ancient language outside the Star Wars Universe, Sanskrit (spoken and wrtitten language of ancient India that has influenced most of European languages, the known Indo-European dialects, and also Central Asia, Iranian Plateau and Indian subcontinent languages), we get to acknowledge many of the terms and names that George "almighty" Lucas got inspiration from.

Without making great dissertations for the subject in analysis, I just want to say that the inspiration for the character Shaak Ti (at least for her name), comes from the Sanskrit term "Shaktí", that stands for: woman turned into goddess, or viewed and admired as divinity. "Shaktí" is not easy to put in words, because it stands for something much nobler and greater than any average human can ever experience in his lifetime. It stands for power, strength, energy, and the very idea of "Shaktí" can only be reached and felt by some special women. As the Force works through some, it works likely the same way for those who are real "Shaktís".

If you wish to learn more, I suggest you study some Sanskrit, the Indian culture (Hindu mainly) and its ancient history. That's just the way it is.

I think G. Lucas knew well what he was doing. That´s why I´m right here, right now, writing this lousy text.

Mauro Bex : maurobindo