This past Monday (November 23), I have had an opportunity to participate in the performance titled, “Ricelihood: A Tale of Livingness and Rice Beings in NortherThai Ricelihood,” which is a part of a dissertation project of my colleague and friend, Continue reading Mīmāṃsā Ritual Theory Applied: “Ricelihood: A Tale of Livingness and Rice Beings in Northern Thai Ricelihood”
Future Leaders Fellowships: Indian Philosophy and Mediaeval Islamic Philosophy, University of Oxford Call for expressions of interest The Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Oxford seeks expressions of interest from potential applicants in the field of Indian Philosophy, and in the Continue reading 4–7ys fellowships leading to permanent position at Oxford University!
The world picture of the Buddhist Pali Canon is a mythical world picture. The world is made up of 31 planes of existence, divided into a formless realm, a fine material realm and a sensory realm. In the formless realm Continue reading Bultmann for Buddhists
Speaking of dharma, one might think of the Bhagavadgītā, which narrates Kṛṣṇa’s teaching to Arjuna before the beginning of the great war at Kurukṣetra. Although Kṛṣṇa and Arjuna are not facing the pandemic, the conversation between them is about life and death Continue reading What is dharma during the pandemic?
Hi all! I want to invite you to a virtual talk, which I co-organized, by Jonathan C. Gold, Associate Professor of Religion at Princeton University on Friday, 13 November 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST (GMT-5) Abstract: Buddhist thought provides Continue reading “Agents of Unending Change: A Buddhist Approach to Identity” by Jonathan C. Gold, Princeton
In this post, I want to share the theory that I am developing for my dissertation project and I am so looking forward to suggestions! It is well-known that South Indian religions are greatly multilingual. However, I have not seen Continue reading The Language Sphere
I am excited to share with you this exciting news! I am teaching a writing seminar on the Bhagavad Gītā at Cornell this semester and this is truly what we are looking forward to having in the class. Check out the Continue reading A New Book on The Bhagavad Gītā by Ithamar Theodor
I am Manasicha Akepiyapornchai, a Ph.D. candidate in Asian Studies, Cornell University, NY, USA. I am excited to have a conversation with you this month, and I am very grateful for Elisa and other members who gave me this opportunity! Continue reading Indian Philosophy/Theology and Multilingualism
Sanjay Lal recently published a book titled Gandhi’s Thought and Liberal Democracy (Lexington Books, 2019). You can now listen to Sanjay Lal discussing it on the New Books network, here.
What happens when commands clash? A standard devise to deal with the topic is the idea of taking one as a general rule and the other as a specific one. In Sanskrit, these are called, respectively, utsarga and apavāda. Mīmāṃsā Continue reading General and specific rules in Mīmāṃsā?