May 28, 2014
Journal of Bengali Studies, Vol.3 No.1. (pp. 113-27). May, 2014. ISSN# 2277-9426
The paper ironically started with the salutation to the contemporary interpreters of the said text, though the author said that they are missing the world-views of the Tantric Buddhists as the contemporary scholar-interpreters did not link the perceptions of Tantric kayasadhana that is meant for ‘care of self’ (epimelia heatue). Only Shashibhusan Dasgupta (1969) discovered the secrets of the kaya (corporeal). Thus, the scholarship was condemned by the Caryapada-composers, who were considered to be ‘illiterate’ according the norms of literacy. Dasgupta (ibid) thus described the “illiterates’”(?) aversion to the recondite scholarship.
After that the author elaborated the rhetoric-terms (utpreksa/metaphor, comparison in general, vyaja/ having only appearance of, deceitful, false, simulated..) used by Munidutta to explain the surplus meanings of the texts. Even the author supplied the architectural details of Kakhar (female-shaped shrines) temples (Orissa) to explain the boat-utpreksa as used in Caryapada. Lastly, the author had linked the cakras (so-called Hindu and Buddhist systems were amalgamated here — a case of syncretism) with different stages of speeches/non-speeches (a trajectory from parole to silenceme) and sleeping/non-sleeping to reach the point of “vakpathatia” (cf. caryapada, 37 a cordoned zone of silenceme or paravak) in a tabular form with illustration. One point must be noted: the authors selfhood as a scientist was condemned here by the author himself as he criticized (a) the recent neuro-physicists’ anatomo-bio-political intervention into in body of the sadhakas/ practitioners; (b) the gap between theory and praxis as it was found in recondite scholarship. Thus the paper was an addition to the author’s agenda of introducing two novel disciplinary technologies: Silence Studies and Corporal studies.
The Bengali version of this paper is available at: https://www.academia.edu/1510167/In_Search_of_Linguistics_of_Silence_Caryapada_%E0%A6%9A%E0%A6%B0_%E0%A6%AF%E0%A6%BE-%E0%A6%9A%E0%A6%B0_%E0%A6%9A%E0%A6%BE%E0%A6%AF%E0%A6%BC_%E0%A6%A8%E0%A7%80%E0%A6%B0%E0%A6%AC%E0%A6%A4%E0%A6%BE%E0%A6%B0_%E0%A6%AD%E0%A6%BE%E0%A6%B7%E0%A6%BE%E0%A6%A4%E0%A6%A4_%E0%A6%A4_%E0%A6%AC_%E0%A6%B8%E0%A6%A8_%E0%A6%A7%E0%A6%BE%E0%A6%A8_%E0%A6%89%E0%A6%AA%E0%A6%95_%E0%A6%B0%E0%A6%AE%E0%A6%A8%E0%A6%BF%E0%A6%95%E0%A6%BE
Therefore, the abstract is same as the Bengali version.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 20
Keywords: Silence and Corporal studies, silenceme, utpreksa, vyaja, paravak, anatomo-bio-political intervention
Accepted Paper Series