[INDOLOGY] Vedic verse in Ortega y Gasset

Adheesh Sathaye adheesh1 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 27 05:50:59 UTC 2015

Dear Colleagues,

If I may humbly take this rare opportunity to self-promote, in an upcoming monograph on Viśvāmitra (Crossing the Lines of Caste, OUP, May 2015), I’ve tried to layer both Vedic and post-Vedic/post-classical meanings of dhīmahi through the following translation: 

“Let us place [within us/our minds upon] 
that most desirable radiance of the Lord, the Sun, 
Who may then stimulate our own insights.”

I hope that the respected members of this list might not find it entirely objectionable.

With best wishes,

Adheesh Sathaye
University of British Columbia

> On Jan 26, 2015, at 20:47, Nagaraj Paturi <nagarajpaturi at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Prof. Witzel,
> I really liked the two translations : 1. We wish to put (into us) (Witzel-Gotō) 2. Might we make our own  (Jamison-Brereton) for dhīmahi .
> May I know what is so compelling in the word dhīmahi  that makes you say,
>  "dhīmahi is definitely not, as usually translated so far and also just now on this list, to be taken from dhī "think deeply"; later: "meditate"…"
> Thanks
> Regards,
> Nagaraj
> -- 
> Prof.Nagaraj Paturi
> Hyderabad-500044
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