By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Bhasapariccheda, BhASApariccheda, Bhaashaapariccheda
This is a well-known and popular treatise on the Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika philosophy by Viśvanātha Nyāyapañcānana Bhaṭṭācārya (17th Century A. D.) who lived in Navadvipa (in Bengal).
The author himself has written a detailed commentary named Siddhāntamuktāvali. There are 168 verses in the anuṣṭubh meter. The work deals with the following topics:
- Seven categories (Saptapadārthas)
- Substances (Dravyas)
- Methods of knowledge i.e., like direct perception or Pratyakṣa
- Qualities or guṇas
- Some details about inference or anumāna
- Some other miscellaneous qualities.