By Swami Harshananda
Nigama as per Scriptures
The word ṅigama’ has been used in several senses in the scriptures. Since the highest Truth is known or understood properly through the Vedas, they are known as ‘Nigama’. Even the sentences of command contained in them are also referred to as Nigama.
Nigama as per Logical Science
A definite conclusion established after countering all the objections is also called as ‘nigama’ or ‘nigamana’ in the science of logic. It is also sometimes named as ‘nigama’.
- It is called as ‘mtarārii gacchanti anena’.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore