Hinduism::What do you mean by "Vishay" or "Sansarik Vishay"?

What should be a proper English word for this word?


How can we keep ourselves away from them?

9 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Vishaya refers to the object of the senses such as thoughts, images, emotions and desires as these are all formed after sensory(seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and touch) experiences.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    that was decided during the council of trent. many cardinals and bishops argued over this, it was a month long symposium. The countryside was sorely taxed, taking care of the personal needs of these great men. Several were executed in the process but in the end, nodding came to mean "yes" and the side to side motion came to mean "no". The extent of conviction was indicated by the vigorousness of the movement. If someone asked you if you wanted cream in your coffee, and you did, you were supposed to bob your head up and down rapidly, even VIOLENTLY at least eight times.

  • 1 decade ago

    Your today's questions are mind blowing. Still not able to give correct answer. I think you must put your own thought after selecting and concluding.

    I think Normal "Vishay" is just subject matter. But "Samsarik Vishay" in spirituality means, "That thing which is Full of Visha or Venom". All "Shadripus include in that and a Sadhak or seeker must learn to avoid or control it. Ramkrishna Param Hans used to say that money is "Vishay" and he never touched it. His hands used to bend if he touched any. Swami Vivekananda once kept a coin below his pillow and when He sat on it he jumped like some scorpion had stung Him.

    Any way thanks for a good "Vishay-subject" for thinking.

    Jai Shree Ram!!!!!!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Vishay is the temptation

    Normally vishay means subject,

    but i suppose your context is "vishay vikaar", right. In this context, vishay means temptation

    You can avoid temptation by controlling your "indriya" or your senses

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  • Temporal materialistic is the true idiomatic English for Sansarik vishay

    Keeping away is very difficult and one needs a prolonged Sadhana or meditation

  • Shiv
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Dear brother,

    Your all the 3 questions are really praise worthy.

    Accept my appreciations.


    The things - the knowledge that we intake from our 5 GYANENDRIYAs are known as the VISHAY of the INDRIYAs.

    You can't keep yourself away, you can't escape. This all is the MAYA of the MAHA-MAYA ADYA-SHAKTI.

    The only way to save oneself is just devote yourself fully and completely in the holy feet of the ALMIGHTY - the PARAMESHWAR - Shiv / Vishnu / Adya-Shakti. Then in that case he/she automatically saves and keeps us away.

    Aum Namah Shivay

  • 1 decade ago

    It means following things (m means male, as you may know, even ordinary words carry gender in this language, depending on the end sound, etc):

    विषय viSaya m. case; विषय viSaya m. content; विषय viSaya m. issue; विषय viSaya m. matter; विषय viSaya m. subject (Vishay Gnaan would mean knowledge of subject in a field); विषय viSaya m. theme; विषय viSaya m. topic; विषय viSaya m. scope; विषय viSaya m. object of sense (cf: Vishay sukha would mean sensuous pleasure); विषय viSaya m. province; विषय viSaya m. dominion; विषय viSaya m. object (giving sensual pleasure); विषय viSaya m. subject area , field; विषय viSaya m. detail; विषय viSaya m. domain; विषय viSaya m. field ….

    And so forth! (search in “Sanskrit dictionary for spoken sanskrit.” you can type Sanskrit word in English itself in the box that opens).

    Samsaric Vishay would mean according to context, domain of wordly life / infatuations of worldly life, etc

  • 1 decade ago

    hi my name is rakesh.

    u might hv heard "subject"

    in hindu subject means "Vishay"

    so just understand that sansarik it means in hindu sanskrit and vishay its his subject.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Hinduism is one of the oldest known organized religions—its sacred writings date as far back as 1400 to 1500 B.C. It is also one of the most diverse and complex, having millions of gods. Hindus have a wide variety of core beliefs and exist in many different sects. Although it is the third largest religion in the world, Hinduism exists primarily in India and Nepal.

    The main texts of Hinduism are the Vedas (considered most important), Upanishadas, the Mahabharata, and the Ramayana. These writings contain hymns, incantations, philosophies, rituals, poems, and stories from which Hindus base their beliefs. Other texts used in Hinduism include the Brahmanas, the Sutras, and the Aranyakas.

    Though Hinduism is often understood as being polytheistic, supposedly recognizing as many as 330 million gods, it also has one “god” that is supreme—Brahma. Brahma is an entity believed to inhabit every portion of reality and existence throughout the entire universe. Brahma is both impersonal and unknowable and is often believed to exist in three separate forms: Brahma—Creator; Vishnu—Preserver; and Shiva—Destroyer. These “facets” of Brahma are also known through the many other incarnations of each. It is difficult to summarize Hindu theology since the various Hindu schools contain elements of almost every theological system. Hinduism can be:

    1) Monistic—Only one thing exists; Sankara's school

    2) Pantheistic—Only one divine thing exists so that God is identical to the world; Brahmanism

    3) Panentheistic—The world is part of God; Ramanuja's School

    4) Theistic—Only one God, distinct from Creation; Bhakti Hinduism.

    Observing other schools, Hinduism can also be atheistic, deistic, or even nihilistic. With such diversity included under the title “Hindu,” one may wonder what makes them “Hindu” in the first place? About the only real issue is whether or not a belief system recognizes the Vedas as sacred. If it does, then it is Hindu. If not, then it is not Hindu.

    The Vedas are more than theology books. They contain a rich and colorful “theo-mythology,” that is, a religious mythology which deliberately interweaves myth, theology, and history to achieve a story-form religious root. This “theo-mythology” is so deeply rooted in India's history and culture that to reject the Vedas is viewed as opposing India. Therefore, a belief system is rejected by Hinduism if it does not embrace Indian culture to some extent. If the system accepts Indian culture and its theo-mythical history, then it can be embraced as “Hindu” even if its theology is theistic, nihilistic, or atheistic. This openness to contradiction can be a headache for Westerners who seek logical consistency and rational defensibility in their religious views. But, to be fair, Christians are no more logical when they claim belief in Yahweh yet live life as practical atheists, denying Christ with their lives. For the Hindu the conflict is genuine logical contradiction. For the Christian, the conflict is more likely simple hypocrisy.

    Hinduism views mankind as divine. Because Brahma is everything, Hinduism asserts that everyone is divine. Atman, or self, is one with Brahman. All of reality outside of Brahman is considered mere illusion. The spiritual goal of a Hindu is to become one with Brahma, thus ceasing to exist in its illusory form of “individual self.” This freedom is referred to as “moksha.” Until moksha is achieved, a Hindu believes that he/she will be repeatedly reincarnated in order that he/she may work towards self-realization of the truth (the truth being that only Brahman exists, nothing else). How a person is reincarnated is determined by karma, which is a principle of cause and effect governed by nature's balance. What one did in the past affects and corresponds with what happens in the future, past and future lives included.

    Although this is just a brief synopsis, it is readily seen that Hinduism is in opposition to biblical Christianity on almost every count of its belief system. Christianity has one God who is both personal and knowable (Deuteronomy 6:5; 1 Corinthians 8:6); has one set of Scriptures; teaches that God created the earth and all who live upon it (Genesis 1:1; Hebrews 11:3); believes that man is created in God's image and lives only once (Genesis 1:27; Hebrews 9:27-28); and teaches that salvation is through Jesus Christ alone (John 3:16; 6:44; 14:6; Acts 4:12). Hinduism as a religious system fails because it fails to recognize Jesus as the uniquely incarnated God-Man and Savior, the one solely sufficient source of salvation for humanity.

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