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Vṛṣabhadeva on the status of ordinary phenomena: between Bhartṛhari and Advaita Vedānta

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Vṛṣabhadeva’s Sphuṭākṣarā, a commentary on the first chapter of Bhartṛhari’s Vākyapadīya and its Vṛtti, offers a peculiar interpretation of the monistic ideas exposed at the beginning of the mūla text. The reflection on the status of ordinary reality and its relation with the unitary metaphysical principle is particularly interesting. Although according to Bhartṛhari’s perspective the entities of the world are real, the Sphuṭākṣarā offers a more intricate picture in which different degrees of...

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10.1007/s10781-014-9255-2

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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College Only
Department:
Wolfson College
Oxford college:
Wolfson, Wolfson College
Department:
Oxford
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Springer Verlag Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Indian Philosophy Journal website
Volume:
43
Issue:
1
Pages:
61-83
Publication date:
2014-08-20
Acceptance date:
2014-06-23
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1573-0395
ISSN:
0022-1791
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1038907
Language:
English
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2019-08-06

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