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''Tattvabindu'' is his original work, wherein he develops principles of [[hermeneutics]], and discusses the "Theory of Meaning" for the Vedanta school of Hindu philosophy.<ref name=larsonvm301/> This is an influential work, and attempted to resolve some of the interpretation disputes on classical Sanskrit texts.<ref name=larsonvm301/>
Vācaspati examines four competing theories of linguistic meaning: {{cn|date=January 2016}}
*[[Mandana Misra]]'s (''sphoṭavāda''), which involves grasping the meaning of a word or sentence by perceiving a ''[[sphoṭa]]'' or single holistic sound, which is distinct from the elements (sounds or characters) that make up the word or sentence;
*the [[Nyāya]] theory which involves concatenating the memory traces (''saṃskāra'') of momentary components of a word or sentence when we hear the final momentary component;