Vishayavishayinimitta, Viṣayaviṣayīnimitta, Vishaya-vishayinimitta: 1 definition


Vishayavishayinimitta 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.

The Sanskrit term Viṣayaviṣayīnimitta can be transliterated into English as Visayavisayinimitta or Vishayavishayinimitta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Samkhya (school of philosophy)

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

Viṣayaviṣayīnimitta (विषयविषयीनिमित्त, “dependent-substratum-based”) refers to a type of saṃyoga (lit. ‘contact’), a relation between prakṛti and puruṣa.—The contact produced between the dependent-substratum relation is called viṣayaviṣayīnimitta-saṃyoga. For example, the relation between fish (dependent) and water (substratum) is the viṣayaviṣayīnimitta-saṃyoga. The relation between prakṛti and puruṣa can not be of that type, because both of them are vibhu (all- pervasive) and as such none of these two is the substratum of the other.

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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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