One example of this is Vincenzo Vergiani's otherwise very good article on Helaraja, "Helaraja on Omniscience, Agama, and the Origin of Language." Vergiani insists over and over again without explanation that Bhartrhari
is an "atheist" and that Helaraja "theologizes" him.
The distinctions that have been made in the book between dhvani and sphota, and between nada and dhvani analysing the opinions of great grammarians of Paninian School like Patanjali and Bhartrhari
add to the clearer understanding of the theory.
In order to propose an interpretive model that sustains the collapse of this fabricated self, I borrow ideas from Bhartrhari
, Sankara, and Abhinavagupta as well.
Still, whatever sense of disruption the narrative and its materials create, the language assuages the reader, just as language ultimately provides the answer to Howe's question of vocation: she discovers the work of Bhartrhari
, the fifth-century grammarian who believed that "grammar leads to God." Through her study of Bhartrhari
's philosophy, Howe deepens her concept of the importance of work in the life of the writer.
in Brief 191 mit Bedauern aus: "Wie gern hatte ich einmal Ruckert's Ubersetzungen eines Spruches des Bhartrhari
oder des Amarucataka aufgenommen, aber er hat sie in der Regel missvertanden".
Sabda; a study of Bhartrhari
's philosophy of language, 2d ed.
By language he implies what the Rig-Veda and Indian grammarians such as Bhartrhari
call the lower levels of language that involve space, time and the duality of subject and object.
(In a very related context, Bhartrhari
affirms: ' Bhedaanam bahumaargatvam ' [differences manifest in multiple paths] (Bhartrhari
, 1974: 5).) Although mnemotexts in their indexical relation to memory drift across immemorial pasts carrying ineffable impressions and although they are forever open to inventive futures, mnemotexts are not anchored in any narrative lineages.
In spite of the high precision of the Naiyayikas' scheme of sabdabodha one is forced to rethink on the validity of the CMs and CSs when someone goes through Bhartrhari
JESSICA POSNIAK, "Seven Spears in My Heart: Passion and Renunciation in the Philosophy of Bhartrhari
." Adviser: John A.