Shastravartasamuccaya, Śāstravārtāsamuccaya, Shastravarta-samuccaya: 1 definition


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The Sanskrit term Śāstravārtāsamuccaya can be transliterated into English as Sastravartasamuccaya or Shastravartasamuccaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Shastravartasamuchchaya.

In Jainism

Jain philosophy

[«previous next»] — Shastravartasamuccaya in Jain philosophy glossary
Source: International Journal of Jaina Studies: Haribhadra Sūri on Nyāya and Sāṃkhya

Śāstravārtāsamuccaya (शास्त्रवार्तासमुच्चय) by Haribhadra Sūri’s is not a compendium of philosophical systems (darśana) but a comprehensive account (samuccaya) of doctrinal (śāstra) expositions (vārtā/vārttā) or simply doctrines (vāda).

The Śāstravārtāsamuccaya (also, Śāstravārttāsamuccaya) is subdivided into stabakas, chapters or sections:

  1. bhautika-vāda—on the materialism of Cārvāka or Lokāyata;
  2. kāla-vāda,
    niyati-vāda and
    karma-vāda—on the doctrines about the leading principle in the world: time, essence, faith or karma ;
  3. īśvara-vāda—on the doctrine of God of the Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika and
    prakṛti-puruṣa-vāda, on the doctrine of the Soul and Primal Nature of the Sāṃkhya (the ‘Creatrix’);
  4. kṣaṇika-vāda—on the doctrine of momentariness of the Sautrāntika Buddhists;
  5. vijñānādvaita-vāda—on the doctrine of consciousness-only (vijñāna-mātra) of the Yogācāra Buddhists;
  6. śūnya-vāda—on the doctrine of emptiness of the Mādhyamika Buddhists;
  7. nityānityatva-vāda—on the doctrine of eternity-and-noneternity of the Jainas;
  8. brahmādvaita-vāda—on the doctrine of the non-duality of Brahman of the Advaita Vedānta;
  9. mokṣa-vāda—a discussion about the possibility or impossibility of Liberation;
  10. sarvajñatā-pratiṣedha-vāda—on the doctrine of the negation of the possibility of omniscience of the Mīmāṃsā and an unidentified Buddhist sect (bauddha ekadeśī mata); and
  11. śabdārtha-saṃbandha-pratiṣedha-vāda—on the doctrine of the negation of the word-meaning relation of the Sautrāntika Buddhists.
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