Indriyadosha, Indriyadoṣa, Indriya-dosha: 1 definition


Indriyadosha 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 Indriyadoṣa can be transliterated into English as Indriyadosa or Indriyadosha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Nyaya (school of philosophy)

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Source: A Critical Edition of the Khyāti Section of the Nyāyamañjarī

Indriyadoṣa (इन्द्रियदोष) refers to “erroneous cognition caused by a problem in the sense organ”, as discussed in the Khyāti Section of the 9th century Nyāyamañjarī (composed in Kashmir by Bhaṭṭa Jayanta) which represents an ontological, epistemological and linguistic study of classical Indian philosophy.—Classical examples of erroneous cognition discussed in the khyāti theory are enumerated and classified into three types by Jayanta (§ [e.g., Caused by a problem in the sense organ (indriyadoṣa)]. Jayanta, who follows the framework of the theory of error created by Maṇḍana, discusses error in two separate parts in his Nyāyamañjarī.

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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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