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Hetuka, 5 Definition(s)

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Hetuka, (adj.) (-°) (fr. hetu) connected with a cause, causing or caused, conditioned by, consisting in Mhvs 1, 45 (maṇi-pallaṅka°); Dhs.1009 (pahātabba°); VbhA.17 (du°, ti°). usually as sa° and (with & without a moral condition) A.I, 82; Vism.454 sq.; Dukp 24 sq. sa° Dhs.1073 (trsln “having root-conditions as concomitants”); Kvu 533 (“accompanied by moral conditions”); S.III, 210 (°vāda, as a “diṭṭhi”); Vism.450. (Page 733)

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hetu : (m.) cause; reason; condition.

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hetuka : (adj.) connected with a cause.

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A root (hetu or mula) gives a firm support to the citta and cetasikas it arises together with.

Added: 27.Feb.2011 | Dhamma Study: Cetasikas
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'cause', condition, reason; (Abhidhamma) root-condition. In sutta usage it is almost synonymous with paccaya, 'condition', and often occurs together with it ('What is the cause, what is the condition', ko hetu ko paccayo).

In Abhidhamma, it denotes the wholesome and unwholesome roots (mūla, q.v.). In that sense, as 'root-condition' (hetu-paccaya; s. paccaya), it is the first of the 24 conditions given in the introduction to the Patthāna (s. Guide, p. 117). The Dhs (1052-1082) and Patthāna (Duka-patth; Guide, p. 144) have sections on roots (hetu). - The term is also used (a) for the classification of consciousness, as sa-hetuka and a-hetuka, with and without concomitant root-conditions; (b) for a division of rebirth consciousness into ahetuka, dvihetuka and tihetuka, without, with 2, or with 3 root-conditions (s. patisandhi).

Ahetuka-ditthi, the false view of the uncausedness of existence; s. ditthi.

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Hetuka or roots are:

  1. lobha,
  2. dosa,
  3. moha,
  4. alobha,
  5. adosa, and
  6. amoha.
Added: 08.Jun.2009 | Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama
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