Khyati is perhaps one of the neglected areas of studies in our field. "In our" I mean Indian philosophy.
Kuppuswami Sastri's introduction to the Brahmasiddhi is well known as containing a useful summary of khyati theories described by Mandana Misra.
Mandana's famous short treatise "Vibhramaviveka" was studied by a German scholar, Schmithausen, for his PhD.
Since then not so much has been done on this topic.
This is probably because Mandana's work is difficult to read.
Furthermore, the textual condition of the Vibhramaviveka is unfortunately not so good.
The text is poorly transmitted.
Some verses are dubious. Here and there readers have to supply words in order to make sense out of it.
Inviting Dr. Somdev Vasudeva from Kyoto University, we read together relevant materials at Kyushu University.
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