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<small>By Swami Harshananda</small>
 
<small>By Swami Harshananda</small>
  
Śāstrasiddhāntaleśasaṅgraha is a well-known and popular work of Appayya Dikṣita<ref>He lived in A. D. 1520-1592.</ref> It is also known as Siddhāntaleśa-sañgraha. It is a comprehensive survey of the doctrinal interpretations and arguments as formulated by post-Śaṅkara advaitins. Though called as a ‘saṅgraha’<ref>Saṅgraha means an epitomized version.</ref> it is quite exhaustive. There are four paricchedas or chapters. A very brief summary of the four paricchedas is:  
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Śāstrasiddhāntaleśasaṅgraha is a well-known and popular work of Appayya Dikṣita<ref>He lived in A. D. 1520-1592.</ref> It is also known as Siddhāntaleśa-sañgraha. It is a comprehensive survey of the doctrinal interpretations and arguments as formulated by post-[[Śaṅkara]] advaitins. Though called as a ‘saṅgraha’<ref>Saṅgraha means an epitomized version.</ref> it is quite exhaustive. There are four paricchedas or chapters. A very brief summary of the four paricchedas is:  
  
 
==Content of Śāstrasiddhāntaleśasaṅgraha==
 
==Content of Śāstrasiddhāntaleśasaṅgraha==
 
===First Pariccheda===
 
===First Pariccheda===
 
It includes the following topics:
 
It includes the following topics:
* Nature of Brahman
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* Nature of [[Brahman]]
 
* Distinction between īśvara and jīvas
 
* Distinction between īśvara and jīvas
 
* Problem of causality of the world
 
* Problem of causality of the world
* Nature and locus of avidyā and māyā
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* Nature and locus of [[avidyā]] and māyā
* Nature and scope of vidhi<ref>Vidhi means injunction.</ref> in respect of Vedāntic study.
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* Nature and scope of [[vidhi]]<ref>[[Vidhi]] means injunction.</ref> in respect of Vedāntic study.
  
 
===Second Pariccheda===
 
===Second Pariccheda===
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* Relative importance of Śruti<ref>Śruti means the scripture.</ref> and pratyakṣa<ref>Pratyakṣa means direct perception.</ref>
 
* Relative importance of Śruti<ref>Śruti means the scripture.</ref> and pratyakṣa<ref>Pratyakṣa means direct perception.</ref>
 
* Acceptance of authority of the Śruti  
 
* Acceptance of authority of the Śruti  
* Nature of svapna or dream and bhrama or erroneous cognition
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* Nature of [[svapna]] or dream and [[bhrama]] or erroneous cognition
* Dṛṣṭi-sṛṣṭi-vāda
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* Dṛṣṭi-sṛṣṭi-[[vāda]]
* Refutation of the theories that a jīva<ref>Jīva  means individual soul.</ref> is aṇu<ref>Aṇu means atomic in size.</ref> and is different from Brahman.
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* Refutation of the theories that a jīva<ref>Jīva  means individual soul.</ref> is [[aṇu]]<ref>[[Aṇu]] means atomic in size.</ref> and is different from [[Brahman]].
  
 
===Third Pariccheda===
 
===Third Pariccheda===
 
It includes the following topics:
 
It includes the following topics:
 
* Means of mukti or liberation
 
* Means of mukti or liberation
* Utility of karma or duties
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* Utility of [[karma]] or duties
* Need for sanyāsa or monastic life
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* Need for [[sanyāsa]] or monastic life
 
* Discussion about mulā-jñāna<ref>Mulā-jñāna means root-nescience</ref>
 
* Discussion about mulā-jñāna<ref>Mulā-jñāna means root-nescience</ref>
  
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This section includes the following:
 
This section includes the following:
 
* Jīvanmukti
 
* Jīvanmukti
* Dispelling of avidyā or ignorance
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* Dispelling of [[avidyā]] or ignorance
 
* Permanence of mokṣa or liberation
 
* Permanence of mokṣa or liberation
 
* Nature of liberation in the context of ekajīvavāda and anekajivavāda
 
* Nature of liberation in the context of ekajīvavāda and anekajivavāda
  
 
==Commentary on Śāstrasiddhāntaleśasaṅgraha==
 
==Commentary on Śāstrasiddhāntaleśasaṅgraha==
The work has an excellent commentary in the name of Kṛālañkāra by Acyutakṛṣṇānanda Tīrtha.
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The work has an excellent commentary in the name of Kṛālañkāra by Acyutakṛṣṇā[[nanda]] [[Tīrtha]].
  
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
{{reflist}}
 
{{reflist}}
* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram [[Krishna]] Math, Bangalore
  
 
[[Category:Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism]]
 
[[Category:Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism]]

Latest revision as of 16:43, 19 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Sastrasiddhantalesasangraha, ZAstrasiddhAntaleZasaGgraha, shaastrasiddhaantaleshasangraha


Śāstrasiddhāntaleśasaṅgraha is a well-known and popular work of Appayya Dikṣita[1] It is also known as Siddhāntaleśa-sañgraha. It is a comprehensive survey of the doctrinal interpretations and arguments as formulated by post-Śaṅkara advaitins. Though called as a ‘saṅgraha’[2] it is quite exhaustive. There are four paricchedas or chapters. A very brief summary of the four paricchedas is:

Content of Śāstrasiddhāntaleśasaṅgraha

First Pariccheda

It includes the following topics:

  • Nature of Brahman
  • Distinction between īśvara and jīvas
  • Problem of causality of the world
  • Nature and locus of avidyā and māyā
  • Nature and scope of vidhi[3] in respect of Vedāntic study.

Second Pariccheda

It delineates the following topics:

  • Relative importance of Śruti[4] and pratyakṣa[5]
  • Acceptance of authority of the Śruti
  • Nature of svapna or dream and bhrama or erroneous cognition
  • Dṛṣṭi-sṛṣṭi-vāda
  • Refutation of the theories that a jīva[6] is aṇu[7] and is different from Brahman.

Third Pariccheda

It includes the following topics:

  • Means of mukti or liberation
  • Utility of karma or duties
  • Need for sanyāsa or monastic life
  • Discussion about mulā-jñāna[8]

Fourth Pariccheda

This section includes the following:

  • Jīvanmukti
  • Dispelling of avidyā or ignorance
  • Permanence of mokṣa or liberation
  • Nature of liberation in the context of ekajīvavāda and anekajivavāda

Commentary on Śāstrasiddhāntaleśasaṅgraha

The work has an excellent commentary in the name of Kṛālañkāra by Acyutakṛṣṇānanda Tīrtha.


References

  1. He lived in A. D. 1520-1592.
  2. Saṅgraha means an epitomized version.
  3. Vidhi means injunction.
  4. Śruti means the scripture.
  5. Pratyakṣa means direct perception.
  6. Jīva means individual soul.
  7. Aṇu means atomic in size.
  8. Mulā-jñāna means root-nescience
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore