Akushalamula, aka: Akuśalamūla, Akushala-mula; 3 Definition(s)


Akushalamula means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Akuśalamūla can be transliterated into English as Akusalamula or Akushalamula, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Akuśalamūla (अकुशलमूल):—

  1. Desire (rāga),
  2. hatred (dveṣa)
  3. and delusion (moha)

are called the three roots of evil (akuśalamūla): these are the dharmas that have the realm of desire (kāmadhātvavacara) as their domain. Also known as akuśaladharma.

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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General definition (in Buddhism)

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Akuśalamūla (अकुशलमूल) refers to the “three roots of unwholesomeness” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 139):

  1. lobha (greed),
  2. moha (delusion),
  3. dveṣa (hatred).

The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., akuśala-mūla). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Akuśalamūla (अकुशलमूल).—nt. (= Pali akus°), root of demerit, opp. of kuśalamūla: three (lobha, moha, dveṣa, as in Pali which has dosa for dveṣa): Dharmas 139.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit 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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