small>By Swami Harshananda</small>
Sometimes transliterated as: Vaijatya, VaijAtya, Vaijaatya
Vaijātya literally means ‘of a different nature’.
This is one of the eleven kinds of tarka or logic. If somebody says that, since śabda and rupa are both indriya- grāhya let them be considered identical, the reply is that the sense-organs that perceive them being vijāti they are also different. This kind of argument is vaijātya.
- Śabda means sound.
- Rupa means form.
- Indriya-grāhya means perceived by the sense-organs.
- Here sense organs refer to the ear and the eye.
- Vijāti means of different natures.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore