Ivanov V.P. Vidyā and Avidyā in Bhartṛhari’s Vākyapadīya // Bhartṛhari: Language, Thought and Reality (Proceedings of the International Seminar Delhi, December 12-14, 2003). Ed. by Mithilesh Chaturvedi. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Private Limited, 2009. P. 253-258.
The words vidyā and avidyā, which are so important for Indian philosophy
in general, are used in Bhartṛhari’s (Bh) Vākyapadīya (VP) (in its kārikā
(kā)-portion) not so often. Yet, there are some passages in the VP where
these words suggest an intriguing variant of their interpretation especially
when they meet together in one verse, constituting a pair in which the
terms are interrelated in a particular way…
On October 30, 2017, at the Far Eastern Studies Seminar organized by the Department of Far Eastern Studies of the IOM RAS, I.V. Belaya will submit her presentation Taoist Sisters: The History of Nunnery of the Quanzhen School.