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Hetuka, 6 Definition(s)

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Hetuka means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

In Hinduism

Purāṇa

1a) Hetuka (हेतुक).—A Bhairava in the Kiricakra.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 20. 81; 34. 62.

1b) The śaktis in the last parva of the Kiricakra; best of Bhairavas.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 20. 78.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

about this context:

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

In Buddhism

Pali

Hetuka, (adj.) (-°) (fr. hetu) connected with a cause, causing or caused, conditioned by, consisting in Mhvs 1, 45 (maṇi-pallaṅka°); Dhs.1009 (pahātabba°); VbhA.17 (du°, ti°). usually as sa° and (with & without a moral condition) A.I, 82; Vism.454 sq.; Dukp 24 sq. sa° Dhs.1073 (trsln “having root-conditions as concomitants”); Kvu 533 (“accompanied by moral conditions”); S.III, 210 (°vāda, as a “diṭṭhi”); Vism.450. (Page 733)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

hetu : (m.) cause; reason; condition.

-- or --

hetuka : (adj.) connected with a cause.

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.

General definition (in Buddhism)

A root (hetu or mula) gives a firm support to the citta and cetasikas it arises together with.

Source: Dhamma Study: Cetasikas

'cause', condition, reason; (Abhidhamma) root-condition. In sutta usage it is almost synonymous with paccaya, 'condition', and often occurs together with it ('What is the cause, what is the condition', ko hetu ko paccayo).

In Abhidhamma, it denotes the wholesome and unwholesome roots (mūla, q.v.). In that sense, as 'root-condition' (hetu-paccaya; s. paccaya), it is the first of the 24 conditions given in the introduction to the Patthāna (s. Guide, p. 117). The Dhs (1052-1082) and Patthāna (Duka-patth; Guide, p. 144) have sections on roots (hetu). - The term is also used (a) for the classification of consciousness, as sa-hetuka and a-hetuka, with and without concomitant root-conditions; (b) for a division of rebirth consciousness into ahetuka, dvihetuka and tihetuka, without, with 2, or with 3 root-conditions (s. patisandhi).

Ahetuka-ditthi, the false view of the uncausedness of existence; s. ditthi.

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

Hetuka or roots are:

  1. lobha,
  2. dosa,
  3. moha,
  4. alobha,
  5. adosa, and
  6. amoha.
Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama

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