Category: Nyayavali

Nyaya – The master and the servant.

स्वामीभृत्यन्यायःThis maxim is used to denote the unchangeableness of the relation subsisting between the two persons and the necessity of the discharge of duties attached to the positions of those persons respectively, just as...

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Nyaya – Getting a mantra in dream.

स्वप्नमन्त्रलाभन्यायःThis maxim takes its origin from the fact that a mantra in order that it may secure success to a worshipper must be obtained not in a dream but from a guru or a preceptor, who has himself attained success,...

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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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Nyaya – The needle and the kettle.

सूचिकटाहन्यायःIt is used to denote that when two things one easy and the other difficult are required to be done, the easier should be first attended to, as when a smith is required to make a needle and a kettle, he should first...

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Nyaya – The lion and the sheep.

सिंहमेषन्यायःThe maxim has its origin in the fact that a young lion once strayed into a village and mixed with a flock of lambs. It lived ther for some days, and then when it was able to make sound peculiar to its own race or...

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