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Anonymus Casmiriensis, Mokṣopāya. Historico-Critical Complete Edition.
Mokṣopāya (Path to Liberation) forms part of the Sanskrit literature composed in 10th century Kashmir. It contains a didactically structured philosophical attempt at explaining the world by making use of the stylistic means of refined Sanskrit poetry and of the art of narration. The overall aim of its philosophical dialogue consists in deliverance from the cycle of rebirth with a strong emphasis on the fulfilment of social duties decisive for the active life of a pre-modern Indian householder (jīvanmukti). An imperative need of escapism is strongly denied.
The complete edition of this work, which comprises approximately 30,000 stanzas, is organized as follows:
1. Historico-critical edition of the Sanskrit text.
2. Philological translation with annotations.
3. Textual commentaries.
Prof. Dr. Walter Slaje