Dhutaguna, Dhūtaguṇa, Dhuta-guna: 3 definitions


Dhutaguna 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.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Dhūtaguṇa (धूतगुण) refers to the “twelve ascetic virtues” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 63).

  1. paiṇḍapātika: (eating only) almsfood,
  2. traicīvarika: (wearing only) three robes,
  3. khalupaścādbhaktika: not (accepting more) after starting eating,
  4. naiṣadyika: not lying down,
  5. yathāsaṃstarika: bed in accordance (with whatever is offered),
  6. vṛkṣamūlika: (living at) the root of a tree,
  7. ekāsanika: (eating during) one sitting,
  8. ābhyavakāśika: (living in an) empty place,
  9. āraṇyaka: (living in a) wilderness,
  10. śmāśānika: (living in a) charnel ground,
  11. pāṃśūkūlika: (wearing only) robes made from discarded materials,
  12. nāmatika: (wearing only) felt garments.

Other translations include “twelve strict observances” and “twelve pure practices”. The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., dhūta-guṇa). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dhūtaguṇa (धूतगुण).—an ascetic practice, precept.

Derivable forms: dhūtaguṇaḥ (धूतगुणः).

Dhūtaguṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dhūta and guṇa (गुण).

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

Dhutaguṇa (धुतगुण).—m. (= dhūta-guṇa, q.v.; tho not recognized in PTSD, this occurs in Pali, Dhp. comm. iv.30.13, besides dhūta°, q.v., for more regular dhutaṅga; compare dhuta, which is also used alone in this sense, and dhuta-dharma), (one of the 12) qualities of the purified man: Dbh 98.2; dhutaṃguṇa (nasalization m.c.) Śikṣ 328.2 (verse, from Ratnolkādhāraṇī); dhutaguṇāgrapārago (of Kā- śyapa, see s.vv. dhutadharma, dhūtaguṇa) Mv i.64.14 (verse).

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Dhūtaguṇa (धूतगुण).—m., usually pl. (also dhuta°, q.v.: corresp. to Pali dhūtaṅga, dhu°; Pali also has dhūtaguṇa, Dhp. comm. iii.399.18; and dhu°, q.v.; compare also dhuta- dharma), the qualities or virtues of the purified man (Tibetan sbyaṅs pa, pure), viz. of an ascetic who lives an unworldly life (see dhuta, which is also used alone in the sense of °guṇa); also as Bhvr., one who possesses these qualities: °ṇa-samanvāgato SP 135.9; °ṇa-sākṣātkṛtā(ḥ) Divy 62.3; °ṇa-vādinām agro Divy 61.28; 395.23; said of Kāśyapa, see s.v. dhuta°; there are 12 °ṇāḥ (Bhvr., m., persons so characterized) in BHS, Mvy 7011 and 1127, listed 1128-1139 as pāṃśukūlika, traicīvarika, nāma(n)tika, paiṇḍapātika, aikāsanika, khalu-paścād-bhaktika, āraṇyaka, vṛkṣamūlika, ābhyavakāśika, śmāśānika, naiṣadika, yāthāsaṃstarika, qq.v.; same in diff. order and with minor variants (recorded s.vv.) Dharmas 63, and (without the name dh°) AsP 387.3—8; in Pali there are 13 dhutaṅga, see Childers, and esp. Vism. i.59.15 ff. where they are listed and defined; they include Pali equivalents of all the above except the third, and in addition two others, sāpadānacārika, and pattapiṇḍika.

context information

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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