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How to obtain salvation through Language? Bhartṛhari on Śabdapūrvayoga

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Bhartṛhari’s Vākyapadīya (5th century AD) is a seminal work in the history of Sanskrit grammatical tradition. It offers an original blending of linguistic and philosophical ideas that will have a strong impact in the ensuing history of Indian speculation. Among other issues, the work endorses the idea that language is capable to bring about spiritual consequences that goes far beyond the boundaries of the ordinary experience. In a nutshell, language has a soteriological import. In particular ...

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University of Oxford
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Wolfson College
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Fabrizio Serra editore Publisher's website
Volume:
LXXXVII
Issue:
Supplement 2
Pages:
161-176
Host title:
0392-4866
Publication date:
2014-11-01
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0392-4866
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1039971
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9788862277457
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2019-08-08

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