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niti (‘that which leads [towards the good]’)
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Niti literally means ‘that which leads towards the good’.
  
In the most general sense, the word ‘nīti’ means ‘morality’ and ‘ethics’. In course of time, it came to be considered as an abbreviation of rājanīti or political science.
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Various meanings or inferences of the word are as follows:
 
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* In the most general sense, the word ‘nīti’ means ‘[[morality]]’ and ‘ethics’.
The word is also used to indicate any systematised form of thought like Śukra-nīti and Viduranīti.
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* In course of time, it was considered as an abbreviation of [[rājanīti]] or political science.
 
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* The word is also used to indicate any systematized form of thought like Śukranīti and Viduranīti.
Dharma, which is a more comprehensive word, includes nīti also.
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* [[Dharma]], which is a more comprehensive word, includes nīti.
  
  
 
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram [[Krishna]] Math, Bangalore
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niti (‘that which leads [towards the good]’)
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[[Category:Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism]]
In the most general sense, the word ‘nīti’ means ‘morality’ and ‘ethics’. In course of time, it came to be considered as an abbreviation of rājanīti or political science.
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The word is also used to indicate any systematised form of thought like Śukra- nīti and Viduranīti.
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Dharma, which is a more comprehen¬sive word, includes nīti also.
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Latest revision as of 16:19, 17 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Niti literally means ‘that which leads towards the good’.

Various meanings or inferences of the word are as follows:

  • In the most general sense, the word ‘nīti’ means ‘morality’ and ‘ethics’.
  • In course of time, it was considered as an abbreviation of rājanīti or political science.
  • The word is also used to indicate any systematized form of thought like Śukranīti and Viduranīti.
  • Dharma, which is a more comprehensive word, includes nīti.


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore