Nyayasara, Nyāyasāra: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

Nyaya (school of philosophy)

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Source: Shodhganga: A study of Nyāya-vaiśeṣika categories

Nyāyasāra (न्यायसार) of Bhāsarvajña is another important treatise. This treatise was written in about 10th century A.D. In the Nyāyasāra, Bhāsarvajña mentions the three pramāṇas, pratyakṣa, anumāna and śabda. The author himself wrote a commentary on his work called Nyāyabhāṣya.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

The Nyāyasāra (10th century CE) by Bhāsavarajña is a Sanskrit literary treatise on the Nyāya school of philosophy. Nyāya (“method”) is one of the six orthodox schools of Hinduism who accept the authority of the Vedas, primarily dealing with logic, methodology and metaphysics.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nyayasara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Nyāyasāra (न्यायसार) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[nyāya] K. 152. B. 4, 24. Ben. 200. Bhr. 744. Taylor. 1, 401. Rice. 114. Quoted by Śrīnivāsadāsa in Yatīndramatadīpikā.

2) Nyāyasāra (न्यायसार):—[nyāya] by Bhāsarvajña. Io. 1517. L. 727. Kh. 89. Bik. 541. Jac. 697. Bp. 17.
—[commentary] Nyāyasāravicāra, composed by Rāghava Bhaṭṭa, son of Sāraṅga, in 1252. Hall. p. 26. Ben. 184. 185.
—[commentary] by Vijayahaṃsagaṇi. Kh. 89.

3) Nyāyasāra (न्यायसार):—vaiś. by Mādhavadeva, son of Lakṣmaṇadeva. Io. 1687. Hall. p. 77. Lahore. 16 (Nyāyasārasaṃgraha).

4) Nyāyasāra (न्यायसार):—[nyāya] by Vrajarāja Gosvāmin. Lahore. 16.

5) Nyāyasāra (न्यायसार):—[nyāya] by Bhāsarvajña. Gb. 116 (and avacūri) [fragmentary] Peters. 4, 16.
—[commentary] Nyāyatātparyadīpikā by Jayasiṃha, a Jaina. Io. 213. 2412. B. 4, 24. [Bhau Dāji Memorial] 136.
—[commentary] Nyāyasāravicāra composed in 1252 by Rāghava Bhaṭṭa. Io. 2398 (paricheda 1. 2.).

6) Nyāyasāra (न्यायसार):—vaiś. by Mādhavadeva, son of Lakṣmaṇadeva. Io. 1369 (Anumāna). 1687 (Śabda).

7) Nyāyasāra (न्यायसार):—vaiś. by Mādhavadeva, son of Lakṣmaṇa. Ulwar 676.

8) Nyāyasāra (न्यायसार):—[nyāya] by Bhāsarvajña. Bd. 771. 798 ([fragmentary]). 799. 800. Cs 3, 397. C. Nyāyatātparyadīpikā by Jayasiṃha Sūri. Bd. 772 ([fragmentary]).

9) Nyāyasāra (न्यायसार):—vaiś. by Mādhavadeva, son of Lakṣmaṇadeva. Ak 834.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nyāyasāra (न्यायसार):—[=ny-āya-sāra] [from ny-āya] m. Name of [work]

[Sanskrit to German]

Nyayasara in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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