Intermediate Sanskrit Readings: Pañcadaśī of Vidyāraṇya: Week Three (HT19)

Location: OCHS Library
Speaker: Dr Rembert Lutjeharms
Date: January 31, 2019
Time: 11.00am – 12.00pm

These reading sessions are intended for students who have some knowledge of Sanskrit (such as that provided by the Sanskrit Prelims) and are interested to continue reading Sanskrit texts. This term we will be reading the Pañcadaśī (“The Fifteen Chapters”) which is ascribed to Vidyāraṇya, a very influential fourteenth century teacher of Advaita Vedānta. Written in a simple language, the Pañcadaśī has been used for centuries as a primer in Advaita Vedānta, and therefore also functions, in these reading sessions, as a very accessible introduction to the reading of philosophical and theological Sanskrit texts.