Written by Acharya Haribhadra Suri, Shad-darshana-samuchchaya is the oldest available collection giving authentic description of the six schools of Indian philosophy namely Bauddha, Naiyayika, Samkhya, Jaina, Vaisheshika, and Jaiminiya. It presents the core doctrines of each of these schools of philosophy in an orderly and balanced manner. Another feature of the work is that it includes both the Vedic and non-Vedic philosophies under the rubric of the six schools of philosophy. Completely contrary to other works which include other philosophies under the title of Shad-darshana with the purpose of refuting them, in this work Acharya Haribhadra has introduced all the philosophies precisely as they have been described in their respective original works.
The present edition of Shad-darshana-samuchchaya has been published with Acharya Gunaratna Suri’s Tarkarahasya deepika (commentary), Somatilaka Suri’s laghu vritti (brief commentary), avachurni by an unknown person, Dr. Mahendra Kumar Jain Nyayacharya’s Hindi translation and exposition and more than a thousand comparative notes. In his introduction Pandit Dalasukh Malavaniya has thrown appropriate light on the work, its author and the commentators. The four appendixes attached at the end of the work have further enhanced its usefulness. A must be acquired volume for students of comparative philosophy in a new get-up.
This book is in Sanskrit with Hindi Translation.