Acarya Kundakunda was the first and foremost of all the Acaryas who flourished after Bhagavan Mahavira and Gautama Ganadhara. Inscriptions and literature hold him more auspicious than the Jaina canons themselves.
Samayasara, one of his monumental works, signified the Truth of spirituality. The Philosophy interknit in it is of a puritanic type with no room for Tantra and mantra. Acarya Amrtacandra, a great thinker and master of Spiritual Science of tenth century A.D. tried to beautifully illustrate the metrical aphorisms of 'Samayasara'. Based on the same is the Commentary in English by Prof. A, Chakravarti, a leading Indo-logist of 20th century.
To introduce both the text and its commentary Prof. Chakravarti has discussed in no less than one hundred pages : Self in European thought, Self in Indian thought, rudiments of Upanisadic thought in the Sarhhitas, the evolution of the cosmos from the primeval Prakriti, a discussion of Dreams and hallucinations: and Self in modern science.