Dhutaguna, aka: Dhūtaguṇa, Dhuta-guna; 2 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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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.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Derivable forms: dhūtaguṇaḥ (धूतगुणः).

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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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