Christèle Barois: Mārga in the Dharmaputrikā. From the Path of the Bodily Winds to the Archery Metaphor.

28.11.2019 to 29.11.2019

Christèle Barois: Mārga in the Dharmaputrikā. From the Path of the Bodily Winds to the Archery Metaphor.

Presentation by Christèle Barois at the symposium "Paths to liberation in Hindu and Sikh Traditions"

Friday, November 29, 12:15 pm

With the symposium Paths to Liberation in Hindu and Sikh Traditions we intend to continue and expand the exploration of the topic of the Path to liberation that was undertaken with the symposium Mārga: Paths to Liberation in South Asian Buddhist Traditions, held in December 2015 at the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
It has been observed that mārga, as a metaphor for the Path to liberation, is a theme central to the study of religions and philosophical traditions of South Asia in general and is potentially useful in the cross-cultural study of religion (Robert E. Buswell and Robert M. Gimello, Paths to Liberation: The Mārga and its Transformations in Buddhist Thought. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1992).
In this perspective, we think it will be useful to share the results of our research and provide critical summaries and updates on how the Path to liberation was considered, presented, or practised in religious and philosophical traditions of South Asia, and how it was elaborated upon or integrated into different social and intellectual frameworks.

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