Naiyayika, aka: Naiyāyika; 1 Definition(s)
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General definition (in Hinduism)
Guṇaratna in his commentary on Haribhadra’s Saddarśana-samuccaya says that the Naiyāyikas are also called Yaugas and they walk about with long staffs and scanty loin-cloths, covering themselves up with blankets. They have matted locks of hair, smear their bodies with ashes, possess the holy thread, carry utensils for water, and generally live in the forests or under trees. They live largely on roots and fruits, and are always hospitable. Sometimes they have wives, sometimes not. The latter are better than the former. They perform the sacrificial duties of fire. In the higher state they go about naked; they purify their teeth and food with water, smear their bodies with ashes three times, and meditate upon Śiva. Their chief mantra is oṃ namaḥ śivāya. With this they address their guru and their guru also replies in the same manner. In their meetings they say that those men or women who follow the practices of Śaiva initiation for twelve years attain ultimately salvation or Nirvāṇa.Source: archive.org: A History of Indian Philosophy
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Search found 11 books and stories containing Naiyayika or Naiyāyika. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 59-60 < [Chapter 2 - Examination of the Doctrine of God (theism)]
Verse 71 < [Chapter 2 - Examination of the Doctrine of God (theism)]
Verse 76 < [Chapter 2 - Examination of the Doctrine of God (theism)]
The Buddhist Philosophy of Universal Flux (by Satkari Mookerjee)
Chapter XXVI - Negative Judgment < [Part II - Logic and Epistemology]
Chapter XXIII - Members of a Syllogism (avayava) < [Part II - Logic and Epistemology]
Chapter XXV - Prasaṅgānumāna < [Part II - Logic and Epistemology]
Mandukya Karika, verse 4.4 < [Chapter IV - Alatashanti Prakarana (Quenching the firebrand)]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 22 - Jaina Atheism < [Chapter VI - The Jaina Philosophy]
Part 14 - The Origin of Knowledge (Pramāṇa) < [Chapter VIII - The Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika Philosophy]
Part 17 - Vedānta Ethics and Vedānta Emancipation < [Chapter X - The Śaṅkara School Of Vedānta]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 4 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 6 - Various Considerations regarding Inference < [Chapter XXVIII - Madhva Logic]
Part 4 - The Pramāṇas < [Chapter XXXI - The Philosophy of Vallabha]
The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha (by E. B. Cowell)