Tarkikaraksha, Tārkikarakṣā: 5 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Tārkikarakṣā can be transliterated into English as Tarkikaraksa or Tarkikaraksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

The Tārkikarakṣā (12th century CE) by Varadarāja is a notable Sanskrit 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.

Source: academia.edu: Tessitori Collection I (hinduism)

Tārkikarakṣā (तार्किकरक्षा) is the name of a work by Varadarāja (dealing with Philosophy).—The Tārkikarakṣā (in Sanskrit) is included in the collection of manuscripts at the ‘Vincenzo Joppi’ library, collected by Luigi Pio Tessitori during his visit to Rajasthan between 1914 and 1919.—The Tārkikarakṣā (“protection of Reasoning”) was written by Varadarāja in the middle of the 12th century CE. It is a representative of the old nyāya school. In the part available in this manuscript the author discusses the importance of pramāṇa and gives statements about how they are viewed by other schools: the Buddhists (Saugata), the materialists (Cārvāka) and Vaiśeṣika (Kaṇāda), Mīmāṃsā (Prabhākara), and the Paurāṇika. It is interesting to see that this non-Jain text follows a philosophical work by Hemacandra and is found in Jain libraries, but not surprising as logic tends to transcend religious boundaries.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Tārkikarakṣā (तार्किकरक्षा) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[nyāya] by Varadarāja. B. 4, 22. Rādh. 13. Burnell. 119^b. Taylor. 1, 400. Rice. 118. Bp. 81. 271. 368. Quoted in Sarvadarśanasaṃgraha Oxf. 247^a.
—[commentary] Sārasaṃgraha by Varajid Varadarāja. Np. V, 80. Ix, 24. Burnell. 119^b. Mysore. 4 (and—[commentary]). D 1.
—[sub-commentary] Niṣkaṇṭikā by Mallinātha. Hall. p. 27. Bp. 81. 367.
—[sub-commentary] by Harihara. Burnell. 120^a. Mysore. 4. Rice. 118.
—[commentary] Laghudīpikā. Report. Xxv.
—[commentary] by Nidhinātha. Np. Iv, 4.
—[commentary] Nyāyakaumudī by Vināyaka Bhaṭṭa. P. 20.

2) Tārkikarakṣā (तार्किकरक्षा):—add Mysore. 4 (and—[commentary]).
—[commentary] Sārasaṃgraha. add L. 3112.

3) Tārkikarakṣā (तार्किकरक्षा):—[nyāya] by Varadarāja. [Bhau Dāji Memorial] 142. Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 32. Rgb. 766. 767 (and—[commentary]).
—[commentary] Sārasaṃgraha by Varadarāja. Rgb. 768. 779. Stein 147.
—[sub-commentary] Niṣkaṇṭikā by Mallinātha. Rgb. 791.

4) Tārkikarakṣā (तार्किकरक्षा):—and—[commentary] [nyāya] by Varadarāja. Ulwar 673. 674.

5) Tārkikarakṣā (तार्किकरक्षा):—in defence of the Nyāya and Vaiśeṣika systems, by Varadarāja. C. Sārasaṃgraha by the same. As p. 75 (first Paricheda). Bd. 761. 762. 763 (inc.). 764 (first Paricheda). Cs 3, 345. 346. 574 (all three only first Paricheda). Cc. by Balabhadra. Bd. 760 (third Paricheda). Cc. Niṣkaṇṭikā by Mallinātha. Bd. 788 (first Paricheda). C. Tārkikarakṣādīpikā by Jñānapūrṇa. Bd. 759.

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

Tārkikarakṣā (तार्किकरक्षा):—[=tārkika-rakṣā] [from tārkika] ‘philosopher’s guard’, Name of a work, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha v, 130.]

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Tarkikaraksha in German

context information

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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