Vaijātya

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

small>By Swami Harshananda</small>

Sometimes transliterated as: Vaijatya, VaijAtya, Vaijaatya


Vaijātya literally means ‘of a different nature’.

This is one of the eleven kinds of tarka or logic. If somebody says that, since śabda[1] and rupa[2] are both indriya- grāhya[3] let them be considered identical, the reply is that the sense-organs that perceive them[4] being vijāti[5] they are also different. This kind of argument is vaijātya.


References

  1. Śabda means sound.
  2. Rupa means form.
  3. Indriya-grāhya means perceived by the sense-organs.
  4. Here sense organs refer to the ear and the eye.
  5. Vijāti means of different natures.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore