A popular work among Jaina scriptures, Tattvartha-vritti Sutra is called Tattvartha Sutra in short and Moksha Shastra or ‘The Treatise on Salvation’ in other words. Its author Acharya Umapati is believed to have belonged to the 1st century AD. Commentaries on this work have been written in all periods of time, in all sizes and from different points of view. Acharya Pujyapada, the author of Sarvartha Siddhi, and Bhatta Akalanka Deva, who authored Tattvartharaja Vartik, were among other prominent Acharyas of this type. A significant attempt to explain about one thousand verses of Tattvartha-vritti in easily understandable words has been made by Acharya Shrutasagar Suri. It appears that the 16th century Jaina preceptor Acharya Shrutasagar Suri has been in favour of making amendments in codes of conduct and character in accordance with region and time.
This is something that needs to be reviewed from the point of view of today’s space age also. This great work has been scientifically edited and freely translated in simple language by Dr. Mahendra Kumar Jain Nyayacharya, who has been an eminent scholar of Indian logic, philosophy, culture and history. Like Siddhivinishchaya Tika, Prameya-kamala- martanda etc. this work too has proved to be an immortal gift of his to the scholastic world.
This book is in Sanskrit with Hindi Translation.