Icchadvesha, Icchādveṣa, Iccha-dvesha: 1 definition


Icchadvesha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Icchādveṣa can be transliterated into English as Icchadvesa or Icchadvesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Ichchhadvesha.

In Hinduism

Nyaya (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Icchadvesha in Nyaya glossary
Source: Shodhganga: A study of Nyāya-vaiśeṣika categories

Icchādveṣa (इच्छाद्वेष) or Icchādveṣapūrvaka refers to “[effort arising from] desire and aversion” and represents one of two types of Prayatna (effort) according to the Vaiśeṣikadarśanam with Praśastapādabhāṣya.—According to Praśastapāda, prayatna is of two kinds, viz., jīvana-pūrvaka and icchādveṣa-pūrvaka. The first one is that which arises from just living and the second one arises from desire and aversion.

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Nyaya (न्याय, nyaya) refers to a school of Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. The Nyaya philosophy is known for its theories on logic, methodology and epistemology, however, it is closely related with Vaisheshika in terms of metaphysics.

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