By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Anaikantika, AnaikAntika, Anaikaantika
Anaikāntika literally means ‘inconclusive’.
‘All knowable objects are fiery. The hill is knowable. Therefore the hill is fiery.’
Here the middle term ‘knowable’ is indifferently related to both fiery objects like the kitchen and tireless objects like the lake. All knowable objects being thus not fiery, we cannot argue that a hill is fiery because it is knowable.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore