Being and Meaning’ is a comparative study of the concepts of being and language in Bhartrhari and Martin Heidegger, emphasising the universality of their thinking. Language in Bhartrhari’s vision is the medium of the self-expression for the ultimate reality (Sabdatattva). In Heidegger’s thinking language is the original utterance(Sage) which Being speaks to man. Being expresses itself in language and phenomena in the world occur simultaneously with the occurrence of language. Bhartrhari and Heidegger lead one to the belonging togetherness of being and being beyond all conceptualizing, transcending the bounds of orient and occident.
Sebastian Alackapally, C.M.I. holds a doctorate in Comparative Philosophy from the Gregorian University, Rome. At present he teaches at Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bangalore and Darsana Institute of Philosophy, Warhada.