[INDOLOGY] Vedic verse in Ortega y Gasset

Dipak Bhattacharya dipak.d2004 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 25 13:07:45 EST 2015


25.1.15

It is the Sāvitrī prayer, also called Gāyatrī, that should be recited in
the three daily prayers of morning, midday and evening. Formerly its
recitation was the prerogative of the three 'upper' castes. The barrier was
broken by the Ārya Samajis and liberal Hindu leaders.

Best

DB

On Sun, Jan 25, 2015 at 6:51 PM, Elizabeth De Michelis <
e.demichelis at ymail.com> wrote:

> Buongiorno Paolo,
>
> I thought exactly the same as Dipak, but was waiting for the opinion of
> people more learned than myself to see what they said.
> A very 'chinese whispers' and literary translation + anthropological
> connection with morning prayer?
>
> best regards to all,
>
> Elizabeth De Michelis
> Independent scholar,
> Italy
>
>
>   On Friday, 23 January 2015, 4:25, Dipak Bhattacharya <
> dipak.d2004 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>  23 1 15
> A distant reflection of RV 3.62.10 : 'I meditate upon that adorable
> brilliance of the Begetter who may inspire our thoughts' ?
> Best
> DB
>
> On Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 10:23 PM, Paolo Magnone <paolo.magnone at unicatt.it>
> wrote:
>
>  Dear Colleagues,
>
> in his “Meditaciones del Quixote”, Ortega y Gasset says: “… a la mañana,
> cuando me levanto, recito una brevísima plegaria, vieja de miles de años,
> un versillo del Rig-
> Veda, que contiene estas pocas palabras aladas: « ¡Señor, despiértanos
> alegres y danos conocimiento!». Preparado así me interno en las horas
> luminosas o dolientes que trae el día”. [“…when I get up in the morning, I
> recite a very brief prayer, thousands of years old, a verse from the Rig
> Veda, which contains these few winged words: «Lord, awaken us in a happy
> mood, and give us knowledge!». Thus prepared, I go through the bright or
> gloomy hours that come with the day” (Transl. E. Rugg and D. Marín)].
>
> Can anyone guess what the verse in question might be?
>
> Paolo Magnone
>
> --
> Paolo Magnone
> Sanskrit Language and Literature
> Catholic University of the Sacred Heart - Milan
> History of Religions - Hinduism & Buddhism
> Theological Faculty of Northern Italy - Milan
>
> Jambudvipa  - Indology and Sanskrit Studies (www.jambudvipa.net)
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