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Release from Life – Release in Life

Indian Perspectives on Individual Liberation

Series:

Andreas Bigger, Rita Krajnc, Annemarie Mertens, Markus Schüpbach and Heinz Werner Wessler

Contents: Greg Bailey: Does Bhartṛhari Accept the Possibility of Liberation lebend oder sterbend? – John Brockington: sūrya ivāparaḥ: Exemplary Deaths in the Mahābhārata – Mary Brockington: Release through Death in Vālmīki’s Narrative – Maya Burger: Getting out - Letting in: bhakti Models of Liberation – James L. Fitzgerald: The Ethical Significance of Living by Gleaning (uñchavṛtti) in the Mahābhārata – Mislav Ježić: To Be Liberated while Still Alive or to Die in Order to Be Liberated - in the Jñāna, Karma and Bhakti Yoga of the Bhagavadgītā - According to Different Text Layers – Dorothea Lüddeckens: «One happy family»: Gemeinschaft über den Tod hinaus. Zu den Todesritualen der Parsen Mumbais – Angelika Malinar: Something Like Liberation: prakṛtilaya (Absorption in in the Cause/s of Creation) in Yoga and Sāṃkhya – Nicola Pozza: Jīvanmukti in Modern India: A Reassessment of Its Postulated Precedence over videhamokṣa – Shalini Randeria: «We Are in the World in Order to Exchange»: Mortuary Exchange and Memorialization Feasts among Dalits in Gujarat (Western India) – Peter Schreiner: How to Come out of Samādhi? – Olga Serbaeva Saraogi: Liberation in Life and after Death in Early Śaiva Mantramārgic Texts: The Problem of Jīvanmukti – Renate Söhnen-Thieme: Sterben und Erlösung in den Upaniṣads und im Bhāgavatapurāṇa – Christoph Uehlinger: «Erlöst leben - oder sterben, um befreit zu werden?» Religionswissenschaftliche Präliminarien und Spiegelungen – Heinz Werner Wessler: Sterben verhindern, um zu leben: Sozialutopie und persönliche Umkehr im Roman «Die Hütte» von Jay Prakāś Kardam – David Gordon White: Utkrānti: From Epic Warrior’s Apotheosis to Tantric Yogi’s Suicide – Caroline Widmer: «…und dann wurde er einer der Arahants…» - Erzählungen über den Werdegang zu Lebzeiten Erlöster im Majjhimanikāya.