[INDOLOGY] Who is Sumati

soni at staff.uni-marburg.de soni at staff.uni-marburg.de
Sat Sep 7 10:05:51 EDT 2013


In *New Dimensions in Jaina Logic*, English rendering by Natmal Tatia  
of Yuvacarya Mahaprajna´s "Jaina Nyaya ka Vikasa", Ladnun: Jaina  
Vishva Bharati, 1984, p. 174, the entry reads:

"Sumati (8th-9th century A.D.)
Vādirājasūri has made a mention of his _Sanmatitarkaṭīkā_ in the  
_Pārśvanāthacarita_ written by himself. There is a mention of his  
_Sumatisaptaka_ in the eulogy of Malliṣeṇa".

The Jaina Siddhānta Kośa does not seem to have anything on this philosopher.

Hope this helps.
Jay Soni


Sat, 07 Sep 2013 Viktoria Lysenko wrote

> Dear scholars of jaina epistemology and related subjects,
> Could you help me in getting some information about the Jain  
> philosopher Sumati who was mentioned by Shantarakshita and  
> Kamalashila in the Tattva-sanghra-Panjika and who is also known as  
> an opponent of Kumarila. I am preparing for publication my Russian  
> translation of the Pratyaksha-pariccheda and I need at least the  
> titles of his works, his dates or whatever information is avilable.
> With best regards,
> Victoria
> --
> Victoria Lysenko, dr.hab.philos.
> Head, Department for Oriental philosophy studies
> Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences
> Moscow, Volkhonka, 14
> Professor, Russian State University for Humanities
> Russia
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