Naishkarmyasiddhi Saaram, (Tamil Book), a translated Version of Naishkarmya Siddhi (Penned by Jagadguru Sri Sureshwaracharya) which lays down the Vishaya (topic) its significance, adhikara (qualification) and Correlation(sambhanda). Though the original Grantha in Sanskrit contains 423 slokas, these verses are not included in this Tamil book.
Author : Jagadguru Sri Sureshwaracharya, The Peethadipati of Sringeri Sri Sharada Peetham
Translated by : Sri K V Subbaratnam
Year of Publication: 1970
Reprint : 2014
Published by: Sri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri.
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Jagadguru Sri Adi Shankara who through his instruction was spreading the Advaita Vidya throughout the land, desired that a Vartikam should be composed for his bhashyas, similar to the Mimamsa and Vyakarana Vartikas, and expressed it to his sishyas. Sri Shankara told Sureshvara to write a Vartika on the bhashya of the Brhadaramyaka Upanishad belonging to the Kanvasakha of Sukla Yajus and on the Taittiriya Upanishad bhashya and in addition to write an independent work. Sureshvara wrote the Naishkarmya siddhi which Immensely pleased the Master and then the other two works.
Being a prakarana, Naishkarmya siddhi lays down the Vishaya (topic) its significance, adhikara (qualification) and Correlation(sambhanda). The first adhyaya inquires into the authority of the shruti and lays down that all of them have for their final goal (Parama tatparya), the Brahman. The second chapter correlates the other authorities, the third deals with the disciplines. Shravana, manana etc. and tie fourth and concluding chapter explains Kaivalya or liberation and Jivanmukti. The Vartikakara concludes with adoration to his great Master.
Naishkarmya siddhi, of Sri Sureshvaracharya padah wellknown as Vartikakarapadah, is though comparatively short, an outstanding accomplishment of exceptional importance among the works of the Advaita Vedantins.
Naishkarmya siddhi-the name could be believed to have arisen from the word in the Gita verse-“ Naishkarmyasiddhim paramam sanyasenadhigachhati” rendered in the Bhashya as ‘Naishkarmyam cha tat siddhischa’ or Naishkarmyasiddhi meaning attainment of the state of Actionlessness i. e , Brahman-Atman or the decisive conclusion as to the Actionlessness of Brahman- Atman, the work being called so because of its role in leading to that state -is an independent work of Sri Sureshvara which has won the appreciation of his Master.