Hetupratyaya, aka: Hetu-pratyaya; 1 Definition(s)
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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
1) Hetupratyaya (हेतुप्रत्यय) refers to the “twelve causes and conditions” (dvādaśa-hetupratyaya) according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter X. The twelve causes and conditions (dvādaśa-hetupratyaya) are called gambhīradharma. Thus the Buddha said to Ānanda: “The twelve causes and conditions (or pratītya-samutpāda) are profound (gambhīra), difficult to probe (durvigāhya) and difficult to understand (duranubodha).”
According to chapter XLIX, the causal condition (hetupratyaya), is five causes (hetu):
- the associated cause (saṃprayuktaka-hetu),
- the simultaneous cause (sahabhū-hetu),
- the homogeneous cause (sabhāga-hetu),
- the universal cause (sarvatraga-hetu),
- the ripening cause (vipāka-hetu).
These five causes (hetu) are causal condition (hetupratyaya). Furthermore, all conditioned dharmas (saṃskṛtadharma) are also called causal condition (hetupratyaya).Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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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