As 'Sankaran 's System ' gained popularity all over the world a need was felt to have a ready reference work to the entire body of Dr. Sankaran's work. The first edition of 'Sankaran's Schema' aimed to bring in a nut shell in a tabulated form the different concepts and information spread over his books - The Spirit of Homoeopathy, The Substance of Homoeopathy, The System of Homoeopathy, The Sensation in Homoeopathy and An Insight into Plants (Vol 1 & 2). The Schema has been very well received and there were many suggestions that it should be expanded so as to make it more complete and up-to-date. In fact this edition contains information from several future books by Dr. Sankaran including An Insight into Plants (Vol 3), Survival (Recognizing Animal Remedies), Structure (Experiences with the Mineral Kingdom) and Sensation Refined. Many useful suggestions came from Felicia Ann Hubrich and Roberto Gava. The development of the Vital Quest Software programme with Paresh Vasani was very helpfull in updating the Schema. The planning, collating and execution of this and the earlier edition of the Schema has been done by Meghna Shah.
We must add a note of caution that the Schema is meant only for people who have read the above mentioned books of Dr. Rajan Sankaran and who are familiar with his concepts and method. Without this background the Schema should not be used. With this background however the Schema has proven a very valuable tool. We hope that this more complete and comprehensive edition will further help the practitioners.