Siddhanta Sangraha of Sri Sailacharya

by E. Sowmya Narayanan | 2008 | 30,562 words

This page is entitled “(preliminary verses)” contained in the Siddhanta Sangraha (English translation and critical edition). The Siddhanta Samgraha is a Sanskrit philosophical text dealing with Vishishtadvaita in five hundred Sanskrit verses. It was written by Shri Shailacarya (18th century) and closely follows the philosophy of Vedanta Deshika (13th century).

(Preliminary verses)

1. Salutations to Vedantācārya[1] who is the moon to the milky ocean of the tenets of Śrī Bhāṣyakāra (Rāmānuja) and who is the blazing sun that dispels the darkness in the form of illogical systems.

2. Here, in this treatise is explained in a concise manner the principles of Viśiṣṭādvaita that is elaborated in the Sarvārtha Siddhi[2] and other texts for the favour of the learned scholars.

Footnotes and references:


Śrī Vedānta Deśika, the great poet philosopher of the Viśiṣṭādvaita Philosophy.


Sarvārtha Siddhi is an auto commentary by Śrī Vedānta Deśika on his Tattvamuktākalāpa.


Rasasastra category This concludes (Preliminary verses) according to Vishishtadvaita philosophy explained by Shri Shailacarya. This book follows the model of Vedanta Deshika although the Vishishta Advaita school was originally expounded by Shri Ramanuja. Vishishta-Advaita is one of the various sub-schools of Vedanta which itself represents one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu Philosophy. They highlight the importance of the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita and the Brahma Sutras.

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