Month: April 2018

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...

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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...

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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...

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