For Tom Head et al, Indian Theology expression

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Bill Highsmith, Sep 20, 2001.

  1. Bill Highsmith

    Bill Highsmith New Member

  2. Tom Head

    Tom Head New Member

    How delightful, Bill! Thank you!

    When I took Sanskrit a few years ago, I wanted to learn the Gayatri (an ancient Hindu prayer of roughly the same length as the first stanza of "Amazing Grace"); my professor loaned me a tape of Gayatri recitations she'd picked up while in India (traditionally, one recites the Gayatri 108 times at a sitting); this was an extremely popular tape in India, the performer a middle-aged Indian fellow called Yesudass. I knew "das" designated "servant"/"mendicant," but I was trying to figure out who this unknown figure "Yesu" was. And then it hit me.


    Tom Head

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