[INDOLOGY] Vedic verse in Ortega y Gasset

Paolo Magnone paolo.magnone at unicatt.it
Thu Jan 22 16:53:58 UTC 2015

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. 

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)
Academia.edu: http://unicatt.academia.edu/PaoloMagnone

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