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This word is used in several senses, the most general one being ‘what is right or proper’. It also stands for the Nyāya philosophy. (See NYĀYA DARŚANA for details.) In particular, it indicates the general line of an argument which must have five steps: pratijñā (the first enunciation of what is to be proved); hetu (the reason); udāharaṇa (illustrations); upanaya (corroboration); and, nigamana (final conclusion).
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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nyāya (‘that which takes by the right path’)
 
nyāya (‘that which takes by the right path’)
 
This word is used in several senses, the most general one being ‘what is right or proper’. It also stands for the Nyāya philosophy. (See NYĀYA DARŚANA for details.) In particular, it indicates the general line of an argument which must have five steps: pratijñā (the first enunciation of what is to be proved); hetu (the reason); udāharaṇa (illustrations); upanaya (corroboration); and, nigamana (final conclusion).
 
This word is used in several senses, the most general one being ‘what is right or proper’. It also stands for the Nyāya philosophy. (See NYĀYA DARŚANA for details.) In particular, it indicates the general line of an argument which must have five steps: pratijñā (the first enunciation of what is to be proved); hetu (the reason); udāharaṇa (illustrations); upanaya (corroboration); and, nigamana (final conclusion).

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By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Nyaya, NyAya, Nyaaya


nyāya (‘that which takes by the right path’)

This word is used in several senses, the most general one being ‘what is right or proper’. It also stands for the Nyāya philosophy. (See NYĀYA DARŚANA for details.) In particular, it indicates the general line of an argument which must have five steps: pratijñā (the first enunciation of what is to be proved); hetu (the reason); udāharaṇa (illustrations); upanaya (corroboration); and, nigamana (final conclusion).


References

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

OLD CONTENT

nyāya (‘that which takes by the right path’) This word is used in several senses, the most general one being ‘what is right or proper’. It also stands for the Nyāya philosophy. (See NYĀYA DARŚANA for details.) In particular, it indicates the general line of an argument which must have five steps: pratijñā (the first enunciation of what is to be proved); hetu (the reason); udāharaṇa (illustrations); upanaya (corroboration); and, nigamana (final conclusion).