Tattvartha Sutra is one of the earliest works on Jainology and perhaps the first to have systematically introduced Jaina metaphysics in brief through the sutra system of Sanskrit. It is such a beautiful and authentic work on the subject that no other work is comparable to it. The importance and prominence of this work is evident from the fact that it is equally in use in all the Jaina sects – Digambara, Shvetambara, Sthanakvasi etc. From the point of view of popularity also it can be regarded as a unique work of Jaina metaphysics. A number of commentaries have been written on the Tattvartha Sutra from time to time. In the Digambar sect, the vritti (commentary / gloss) by Devanandi Pujyapad named Sarvartha Siddhi is regarded as the oldest.
It has been published a number of times, but this is its most authentic version with a detailed exposition in Hindi prepared after determining the text through a critical reading of its several old copies. Siddhantacharya Pandit Phoolchandra Sahstri, an authoritative scholar of Jaina metaphysics, has unfolded the secret of Sarvartha Siddhi in the present edition of his Hindi exposition. Along with this there is a detailed discussion on the Tattvartha Sutra and related aspects in the introduction. An essential reading for students of Jaina metaphysics and all those who have a curiosity to learn about it.
This book is in Sanskrit with Hindi Translation.