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Reason 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.
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Ayurveda (science of life)
Reason or “Knowledge gained through Reason” (Sanskrit: yukti) refers to one of various means of accessing exact Knowledge, according to the Charaka Samhita (verse 11.3-6).—Caraka assigned an independent status to reason among the means to access knowledge while other authorities included it under inference (Charaka Samhita verse 11.23-24). This was not surprising because Caraka had sought to make Ayurvedic practice (Sanskrit: yuktivyapāśraya). His idea of reason in this context involves a series of reasonings to reach a conclusion. For example, one could not predict a good or poor harvest from the quality of the seed alone; it would be necessary to look at other factors such as the quality of the soil, amount of rain fall, manure and so on. Only on a consideration of these related factors could one make an informed prediction of the harvest. This is obviously not inference.
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
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Full-text (+1553): Hetu, Hetvabhasa, Ahetu, Tarka, Karana, Nimitta, Nirnimitta, Anuktanimitta, Hetvakshepa, Upapannartha, Apadesha, Yuktikathana, Nishkarana, Takketi, Sahetu, Animitta, Kimnimitta, Nikkarana, Gamanakarana, Vadamgey.
Search found 429 books and stories containing Reason; (plurals include: Reasons). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Brahma Sutras (Nimbarka commentary) (by Roma Bose)
Brahma-Sūtra 1.2.28 < [Adhikaraṇa 7 - Sūtras 25-33]
Brahma-Sūtra 2.2.1 < [Adhikaraṇa 1 - Sūtras 1-10]
Brahma-Sūtra 2.3.49 < [Adhikaraṇa 12 - Sūtras 42-52]
The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 304 < [Chapter 7 - Doctrine of the Self (ātman, ‘soul’)]
Verse 123-124 < [Chapter 4 - The doctrine of the ‘Thing by Itself’]
Verse 2458 < [Chapter 24b - Arguments against the reliability of the Veda (the Revealed Word)]
Vasudevavijaya of Vasudeva (Study) (by Sajitha. A)
Hetvābhāsodāharaṇa of Koḍuṅṅallūr Vidvān Iḷaya Tampurān < [Chapter 1 - Śāstrakāvyas—A Brief Survey]
Illustration through Kṛṣṇa story < [Chapter 4 - Vāsudevavijaya—A Literary Appreciation]
Sandhi (b): Prakṛtibhāvasandhi < [Chapter 3 - Vāsudevavijaya—A Grammatical Study]
Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Section CLV < [Apaddharmanusasana Parva]
Section CCLXLIX < [Pativrata-mahatmya Parva]
Section CXXXIII < [Apaddharmanusasana Parva]
Philosophy of Charaka-samhita (by Asokan. G)
Dialectical terms (23): Fallacies of reason (ahetu) < [Chapter 7 - Logic and Dialectical Speculations]
Dialectical terms (20): Defective statement (vākyadoṣa) < [Chapter 7 - Logic and Dialectical Speculations]
Ill-fate of Āyurveda and other sciences < [Chapter 1 - Introduction]
Parables of Rama (by Swami Rama Tirtha)
Story 134 - Commandments without Reason < [Chapter XX - Sin]
Story 53 - False Reasoning < [Chapter VIII - Logic]
Story 50 - Want of Time, A groundless Complaint < [Chapter VIII - Logic]
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