Five Truths

The Artha Panchaka (Five Truths) below succinctly describes the Tattva (constitution of things as soul, matter and Isvara/God), Hita (Means) and Purushārtha (Goal) which are fundamental to understanding any spiritual tradition.

The Artha-Panchaka of Sri Pillai Lokacarya (July 1910). Certain corrections by Sri Govindacharya Swamy to Dr. Grierson’s introduction to this article were published in  the article titled Tengalai and Vadagalai (July, 1912). So these two must be studied together.

TYPO: On PDF page 12 (page titled 576), “guṇa-vyāpti” on the last line should be read as “vigraha-vyāpti”.

Credit: The above translation of this work appeared in the Journal of Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland published by Cambridge University Press reproduced in here by permission.

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