Samyoga, Saṃyoga: 19 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Saṃyoga (संयोग, “conjunction”).—One of the ten Parādiguṇa, or, ‘10 pharmaceutical properties’.—It is a Sanskrit technical term from Āyurveda (Indian medicine) and used in literature such the Caraka-saṃhitā and the Suśruta-saṃhitā. According to Caraka, these ten properties (guṇa) are the means to success in therapeutic treatment. Saṃyoga refers to the resulting connection of the combination of multiple substances; either permanent (nitya) or temporary (anitya).

Source: Pitta Ayurveda: Samanya Guna

Sanyoga means combination or amalgamation. Co-incidence is at the core of this guna. In this guna things happen by chance, when you do expect anything. For instance, when you hear a good news when you least expect it; this situation would be the result of sanyoga.

Source: Shodhganga: Ayurveda siddhanta evam darshana

Samyoga-guna is a property which has been used by physicians and pharmacists in formulating the different yogas and on the basis of this property it is decided wh ich substances are to be combined or mixed with other substances.

Samyoga has been explained by Charaka in detail in Vimanasthana (first adhyaya):

  1. Ekakarmaja-samyoga - If one dravya is sakriya/kriyavan then it is called as Ekakarmaja-samyoga.
  2. Dvikarmaja-samyoga - If two dravyas are kriyavana in a Samyoga then it is called as Dvikarmaja-samyoga.
  3. Sarvakarmaja-samyoga - If there are more than two dravyas taking part in samyoga and all of them are sakriya then it is called as Sarvakarmaja-samyoga.
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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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Vaisheshika (school of philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vaiśeṣika

Saṃyoga (संयोग, “conjunction”) is one of the seventeen guṇas (‘qualities’), according to the Vaiśeṣika-sūtras. These guṇas are considered as a category of padārtha (“metaphysical correlate”). These padārthas represent everything that exists which can be cognized and named. Together with their subdivisions, they attempt to explain the nature of the universe and the existence of living beings.

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Vaisheshika (वैशेषिक, vaiśeṣika) refers to a school of orthodox Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. Vaisheshika deals with subjects such as logic, epistemology, philosophy and expounds concepts similar to Buddhism in nature

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Samkhya (school of philosophy)

Source: Shodhganga: Prakrti and purusa in Samkhyakarika an analytical review

Saṃyoga (संयोग, “contact”).—The relation between prakṛti and puruṣa is called a special kind of saṃyoga (contact) in Sāṃkhya. Saṃyoga is a type of relation. It is of different categories. At least two relata (saṃvandhi) are necessary to establish a relation (saṃvandha) of contact.

There are many types of contact (saṃyoga), such as

  1. anyatarakarmaja-saṃyoga (unilateral contact),
  2. ubhayakarmaja-saṃyoga (bilateral contact),
  3. saṃyogaja-saṃyoga (contact generated contact),
  4. svābhāvika-saṃyoga (natural contact),
  5. śaktinimitta-saṃyoga (contact for potency),
  6. yogyatālakṣaṇa-saṃyoga (capability defined contact),
  7. yādṛcchika-saṃyoga (accidental contact),
  8. viṣaya-viṣayīnimitta-saṃyoga (dependent-substratum based contact),
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Samkhya (सांख्य, Sāṃkhya) is a dualistic school of Hindu philosophy (astika) and is closeley related to the Yoga school. Samkhya philosophy accepts three pramanas (‘proofs’) only as valid means of gaining knowledge. Another important concept is their theory of evolution, revolving around prakriti (matter) and purusha (consciousness).

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Saṃyoga (संयोग).—Connection in general; the word is used as a technical term in the grammar of Panini, in the sense of two or more consonants coming closely together unseparated by any vowel; cf.हलोनन्तराः संयोगः (halonantarāḥ saṃyogaḥ) cf P. I. 1.7; cf also अनन्तरं संयोगः (anantaraṃ saṃyogaḥ) V. Pr. I. 48.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Saṃyoga (संयोग) or simply Yoga refers to a set of three rules used in the playing of drums (puṣkara) [with reference to Mṛdaṅga, Paṇava and Dardura] according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 33.

The following are the three saṃyogas:

  1. Guru-saṃyoga,
  2. Laghu-saṃyoga,
  3. Gurulaghu-saṃyoga,
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Nyaya (school of philosophy)

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

1) Saṃyoga (संयोग, “conjunction”) refers to one of the six divisions of Sannikarṣa (“sense object contact”), according to the 17th century Tarkasaṃgraha. The ordinary perception (laukika),  one of the two types of pratyakṣa (perception), is caused by ordinary sannikarṣa or sense object contact. Conjunction (saṃyoga) is the contact, producing perception of the jar by the eye.

2) Saṃyoga (संयोग, “conjunction”) or Saṃyogaguṇa refers to one of the twenty-four guṇas (qualities) according to all the modern works on Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika.—The Nyāya-Vaiśeṣikas accept saṃyoga (conjunction) as the general quality (guṇa), which exists in all dravyas. According to Praśastapāda the cause of the notion of being conjoined is called saṃyoga—“saṃyogaḥ saṃyukta pratyayanimittam”. He also gives another definition of saṃyoga thus “aprāptayoḥ prāptiḥ saṃyogaḥ”. So conjunction is the contact of two things which were first separate. Viśvanātha also gives similar definition of saṃyoga. Annaṃbhaṭṭa defines saṃyoga as the special cause of the usage that two things are conjoined. In the Dīpikā, we find that the word ‘special cause’ is used in this definition of saṃyoga (conjunction) to remove the defect of ativyāpti in case of space, time number etc. A detailed discussion of saṃyoga will be given in a separate chapter where different types of relation will be discussed. Here only an idea of saṃyoga as a quality is given.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Saṃyoga (संयोग) refers to “combining” and it is one of the factors making up the 108 kinds of adhikaraṇa (‘substratum’) of the non-living beings (ajīva). This substratum (instruments of inflow) represents the foundation or the basis of an entity.

Saṃyoga is a Sanskrit technical term defined in the Tattvārthasūtra (ancient authorative Jain scripture) from the 2nd century, which contains aphorisms dealing with philosophy and the nature of reality.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 6: Influx of karmas

Saṃyoga (संयोग).—What is meant by combining (saṃyoga)? To combine many objects / materials is called combining (saṃyoga). It is of two types, namely:

  1. combining edible items (bhaktapāna),
  2. combining implements (upakaraṇa).
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

saṃyoga : (m.) a bond; union; association; fetter; an euphonic combination.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

saṃyōga (संयोग).—m (S) Union or junction; conjunction or contact; association or annexation; close connection generally. 2 Mingling, mixing, blending. 3 Copulation.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

saṃyōga (संयोग).—m Union; mingling.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃyoga (संयोग).—1 (a) Conjunction, union, combination, junction, association, intimate union; संयोगो हि वियोगस्य संसूचयति संभवम् (saṃyogo hi viyogasya saṃsūcayati saṃbhavam) Subhāṣ. (b) Endowment with, possesssion of.

2) Conjunction (as one of the 24 guṇas of the Vaiśeṣikas).

3) Addition, annexation.

4) A set; आभरणसंयोगाः (ābharaṇasaṃyogāḥ) Māl.6.

5) Alliance between two kings for a common object.

6) (In gram.) A conjunct consonant; हलोऽनन्तराः संयोगः (halo'nantarāḥ saṃyogaḥ) P.I.1.7.

7) (In astr.) The conjunction of two heavenly bodies.

8) An epithet of Śiva.

9) (In phil.) Contact (direct material).

1) Carnal contact.

11) Matrimonial relation.

12) Agreement of opinion.

13) Sum, total amount.

Derivable forms: saṃyogaḥ (संयोगः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Saṃyoga (संयोग).—(m., = Pali id.), binding, attachment (in bad sense): (iyaṃ dṛṣṭiḥ saṃrāgāya saṃvartate nāsaṃ- rāgāya saṃdveṣāya) nāsaṃdveṣaya saṃmohāya nāsaṃ- mohāya saṃyogāya nāsaṃ° Avadāna-śataka ii.188.9.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Saṃyoga (संयोग).—m.

(-gaḥ) 1. Intimate union or association. 2. Living with, being in company with. 3. Adherence, junction. 4. The conjunction of two heavenly bodies, (in astro.) 5. (In grammar,) A conjunc consonant. E. sam before yuj to join, ghañ aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Saṃyoga (संयोग).—i. e. sam-yuj + a, m. 1. Connexion, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 157; [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 49, 20; Chr. 38, 15 (saṃyogam enasā na prāpsyase, You will not incur guilt). 2. Junction, Bhāṣāp. 3; adherence, accession, [Pañcatantra] ii. [distich] 146. 3. A kind of alliance where both parties unite only for one object, but attack with united power, [Hitopadeśa] iv. [distich] 115. 4. Union, being, living, with, [Meghadūta, (ed. Gildemeister.)] 85; 88.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Saṃyoga (संयोग).—[masculine] conjunction, connection, coherence; contact (ph.); relation, friendship, alliance; matrimony sexual intercourse with (saha); a conjunct consonant ([grammar]).

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

1) Saṃyoga (संयोग):—[=saṃ-yoga] [from saṃ-yuj] m. conjunction, combination, connection (ge or geṣu ifc. ‘in connection with, with regard to, concerning’), union or absorption with or in ([genitive case], or [instrumental case] with and without saha, or [locative case], or ifc.), [Āpastamba; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] contact ([especially] in [philosophy] ‘direct material contact’, as of sesamum seed with rice-grains [in contradistinction to contact by the fusion of particles, as of water with milk], enumerated among the 24 Guṇas of the Nyāya cf. under sam-bandha), [Yoga-sūtra; Kaṇāda’s Vaiśeṣika-sūtra; Bhāṣāpariccheda]

3) [v.s. ...] carnal contact, sexual union, [Mahābhārata] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] matrimonial connection or relationship by marriage with or between ([genitive case], saha with [instrumental case], or [compound]), [Gautama-dharma-śāstra; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] a kind of alliance or peace made between two kings with a common object, [Kāmandakīya-nītisāra; Hitopadeśa]

6) [v.s. ...] agreement of opinion, consensus (opposed to bheda), [Rāmāyaṇa]

7) [v.s. ...] applying one’s self closely to, being engaged in, undertaking (gaṃkṛ, ‘to undertake, set about, begin’; agnihotra-saṃyogamkṛ, ‘to undertake the maintenance of a sacred fire’), [Āpastamba; Manu-smṛti; Rāmāyaṇa]

8) [v.s. ...] (in gram.) a conjunct consonant, combination of two or more consonants, [Prātiśākhya; Pāṇini] etc.

9) [v.s. ...] dependence of one case upon another, syntax, [Vopadeva]

10) [v.s. ...] (in [astronomy]) conjunction of two or more heavenly bodies, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

11) [v.s. ...] total amount, sum, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

12) [v.s. ...] Name of Śiva, [Mahābhārata]

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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. 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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