Ahetuka, aka: Ahetu, Rootless; 7 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Ahetuka means rootless that is absence of all 6 roots.

See Ahetuka Cittas

Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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ahetuka : (adj.) groundless; causeless.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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ahētu (अहेतु) [or अहेतुक, ahētuka].—a S Void of cause, ground, reason &c. See hētu.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ahētu (अहेतु) [or ahētuka, or अहेतुक].—a Void of cause, ground or reason.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ahetu (अहेतु).—a. Causeless, spontaneous, involuntary; अहेतुः पक्षपातो यः (ahetuḥ pakṣapāto yaḥ) U.5.17.

-tuḥ Absence of cause and reason.

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Ahetuka (अहेतुक).—a.

1) Groundless, causeless, without any motive; कार्ये सक्तमहैतुकम् (kārye saktamahaitukam) Bg.18.22; व्रज धृतिं त्यज भीतिमहेतुकाम् (vraja dhṛtiṃ tyaja bhītimahetukām) N.4.15.

2) Disinterested, selfless; (bhaktiḥ) अहैतुक्यप्रतिहता ययात्मा सम्प्रसीदति (ahaitukyapratihatā yayātmā samprasīdati) Bhāg.1.2.6.

-kam ind. Without extraneous aid, through one's own ability or power.

See also (synonyms): ahaituka.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ahetu (अहेतु).—m.

(-tuḥ) Absence of cause or reason. E. a neg. hetu cause.

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Ahetuka (अहेतुक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) Causeless, groundless. E. a neg. hetuka having cause.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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