Nyaya – A deer being attacked by many wolves.

बहुवृककृष्टमृगन्यायःIt denotes the certainty of defeat of a person, however strong he may be, when attacked simultaneously on all sides by many enemies, as a deer attacked by many wolves at the same time is sure to be killed by...

Nyaya – A candle under a candle.

प्रदीपेप्रदीपं प्रज्वाल्य तमोनशाय यतमानः न्यायःIt takes origin from the attempt of chasing the darkness under a lamp by lighting a second lamp which again has darkness underneath it, and again to chase that darkness another lamp is lighted, and so on, and is used to...

Nyaya – A guard and a thief.

पत्?अरयमिकन्यायःThis maxim takes its origin from the story of a guard attached a richman’s house waking up from sleep after the thief, who committed theft in the house, made good his escape. It is used to indicate the vain alertness of one after the opportunity...

Nyaya – Not doing a thing uncalled for.

प्रयोजनमौद्दिश्य मन्दोऽपि न प्रवर्तते न्यायःIt signifies that even an ignorant fool will not stir him about doing a thing which he is not required to do.