Nyaya – Poison n movable and immovable.

स्थावरजङ्गमविषन्यायःPoison, obtained whether from any thing or any animal, may in all cases prove fatal. Similarly an evil, be it done by a friend or a foe, always produces an injurious effect.

Nyaya – The cooking pot and boiled rice.

स्थलपुलकन्यायःIn a cooking pot all the grains being equally moistened by the hot water, when one grain is found to be well cooked, the same may be inferred with regard to other grains. So the maxim is used when the condition of the whole class is inferred from that of...

Nyaya – Sunrise and sunset.

सूर्योदयास्तन्यायःThe maxim takes its origin from the erroneous notion regarding the motion of the sun who has, broadly speaking, no motion, but still erroneously beleived by people to be rising in the east and setting down in the west, and is used to denote various...

Nyaya – Thread and cloth.

सुत्रशाटिकान्यायःThe maxim takes its origin from the word “cloth” being used even when it is not in existence, the threads only being put in order for the purpose of making it, and denotes that a thing is freely talked of as an accomplished fact even when...