This volume comprises the following works literally translated into English with explanatory comments:
i. Srî S'ankarâchârya's Dakshinâmûrti-Stotra, an ode to the Divine Self, with Srî Suresvarachârya's exposition named Mânasollâsa, "Brilliant play of thought."
ii. Srî Suresvarâchârya's Pranava-Vârtika, treating of the contemplation of the Supreme Atman by means of Pranava.
S'ankarâchârya's immortal Hymn and the two works of Suresvarâchârya herein comprised epitomise the whole Vedânta Doctrine as expounded by the two authors in their commentaries on the Upanishads, and form a good introduction to a study of the subject. As a terse expression of the fundamental truths of the Vedanta, the well-known Hymn of Sankarachârya forms a suitable text upon which the student may meditate and thereby construct the whole doctrine for himself.