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…