Ahetuka, Āhetuka: 11 definitions


Ahetuka means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Alternative spellings of this word include Ahetuk.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Ahetuka (अहेतुक) refers to “one who has no cause”, and is used to describe Śiva, according the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.15. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] On arrival there, after paying respects to the lord [Śiva] with great excitement we lauded Him with various hymns with palms joined in reverence. The Devas said: [...] O lord of everything, we bow to Thee who art beyond the perception of the sense-organs; who hast no support; who art the support of all; who hast no cause (ahetuka); who art endless; the primordial and the subtle”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama

Ahetuka means rootless that is absence of all 6 roots.

See Ahetuka Cittas

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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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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ahetuka : (adj.) groundless; causeless.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ahetuka (अहेतुक).—a.

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

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

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

See also (synonyms): ahaituka.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Āhetuka (आहेतुक).—adj. (from ahetu(ka), vṛddhi deriv.; compare nairhetuka), arising from no cause: °kaṃ (sc. rūpam), na cāsty arthaḥ kaścid āhetukaḥ kva cit Mūla-madhyamaka-kārikā p. 24 line 11 (so mss.); p. 123 line 13.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ahetuka (अहेतुक).—mfn.

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

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ahetuka (अहेतुक):—[=a-hetuka] [from a-hetu] mf(ā[Naiṣadha-carita iv, 105])n. groundless.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Ahetuka (अहेतुक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aheuya.

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Ahetuka in German

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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 (even English!). 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Ahetuka (अहेतुक) [Also spelled ahetuk]:—[[~kī]] (a) without any reason or cause; without motive; unprovoked.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ahētuka (ಅಹೇತುಕ):—[adjective] = ಅಹೇತು [ahetu]1 -2.

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Ahētuka (ಅಹೇತುಕ):—[noun] = ಅಹೇತು [ahetu]2.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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