Yogyatalakshana, Yogyatālakṣaṇa, Yogyata-lakshana: 1 definition



Yogyatalakshana 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 Yogyatālakṣaṇa can be transliterated into English as Yogyatalaksana or Yogyatalakshana, 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

Yogyatālakṣaṇa (योग्यतालक्षण, “capability-defined”) refers to a type of saṃyoga (lit. ‘contact’), a relation between prakṛti and puruṣa.—The contact produced by the ability of a thing to accept another thing is called yogyatālakṣaṇa-saṃyoga. For example, the contact produced between a thumb and the shoe is called yogyatālakṣaṇa-saṃyoga.

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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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