By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Yuktyabhasa, YuktyAbhAsa, Yuktyaabhaasa
Yuktyābhāsa literally means ‘semblance of reason’.
In the philosophical treatises, a quotation from a standard text is taken up for discussion. A saṅśaya or doubt is raised about its correct meaning by mentioning two or more alternatives. The opponent, called purvapakṣin, supports one of the views and gives his yuktis or arguments. A siddhāntin refutes these arguments by showing that they are only a semblance of arguments and not true. This is termed yuktyābhāsa. The arguments of the siddhāntin are called sadyukti or valid reason.
- Siddhāntin means propounder of the correct theory.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore