Hetuka: 17 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Hetuka 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 Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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.
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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: academia.edu: A Critical Study of the Vajraḍākamahātantrarāja (II) (shaivism)

Hetuka (हेतुक) is the name of a Kṣetrapāla (field-protector) and together with Karṇamoṭī they preside over Śrīkoṭa: one of the twenty-four sacred districts mentioned in the Kubjikāmatatantra. Their weapon is the śūla and their abode is the vaṭa-tree. A similar system appears in the 9th century Vajraḍākatantra (chapter 18).

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama

Hetuka or roots are:

  1. lobha,
  2. dosa,
  3. moha,
  4. alobha,
  5. adosa, and
  6. amoha.
Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

'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: Dhamma Study: Cetasikas

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

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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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Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: academia.edu: A Critical Study of the Vajraḍākamahātantrarāja (II)

Hetuka (हेतुक) is the name of a Kṣetrapāla (field-protector) and together with Karṇamoṭī Devī they preside over Devīkoṭa: one of the twenty-four sacred districts mentioned in the 9th century Vajraḍākatantra (chapter 18). Their weapon is the śūla and their abode is the vaṭa-tree. A similar system appears in the tradition of Hindu Tantrims, i.e., in the Kubjikāmatatantra (chapter 22), which belongs to the Śākta sect or Śaivism.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

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

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hetuka : (adj.) connected with a cause.

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

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 (translation “having root-conditions as concomitants”); Kvu 533 (“accompanied by moral conditions”); S.III, 210 (°vāda, as a “diṭṭhi”); Vism.450. (Page 733)

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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

Hetuka (हेतुक).—a.

1) Causing, producing (at the end of comp.).

2) Destined for.

-kaḥ 1 A cause, reason.

2) An instrument.

3) A logician; Ms.12.111.

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

Hetuka (हेतुक).—adj. or subst. (compare AMg. heuya, adj., causal), causal, or (= hetu) cause: °kās trayaḥ saṃjñā(ḥ) Lalitavistara 374.11 (verse), the three false notions which are causal, or causes (= hetu); see s.v. saṃjñā 4.

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

Hetuka (हेतुक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) 1. Causal, instrumental. 2. Relating or belonging to the cause or motive. m.

(-kaḥ) 1. An active cause, an instrument or agent. 2. A logician. f.

(-kā) Causing, producing, (at the end of compounds.) E. hetu cause, and kan added.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Hetuka (हेतुक).—[hetu + ka], I. adj. 1. Relating to the cause. 2. Causal, instrumental Ii. m. 1. An active cause, an instrument, [Hitopadeśa] 55. 5. 2. A logician, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 12, 111.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Hetuka (हेतुक).—([adjective] —° [feminine] ī) causing or caused by.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Hetuka (हेतुक) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—poet. Śp. p. 98.

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

1) Hetuka (हेतुक):—[from heti] mf(ī)n. (only ifc.) causing, effecting, [Rāmāyaṇa; Suśruta; Hitopadeśa]

2) [v.s. ...] caused or effected or conditioned by, [Mahābhārata; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] destined for, [Mahābhārata; Sāṃkhyakārikā]

4) [v.s. ...] m. a cause, instrument, agent, [Horace H. Wilson]

5) [v.s. ...] a logician, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

6) [v.s. ...] Name of an attendant of Śiva, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] of a Buddha, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] of a poet, [Catalogue(s)]

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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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