Hetushastra, Hetuśāstra, Hetu-shastra: 5 definitions
Hetushastra means something in 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.
The Sanskrit term Hetuśāstra can be transliterated into English as Hetusastra or Hetushastra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions
Hetuśāstra (हेतुशास्त्र) refers to the “science of reasoning”, according to the Svacchandatantra verse 11.176.—Some of the themes that precede the verses on the atimārga in the Svacchanda-tantra are taken up in the passage of the Vārāṇasīmāhātmya. Thus, in Svacchanda 11.176 it is stated that those who follow the hetuśāstra “science of reasoning” find no certainty or conviction (niścaya) in matters of Dharma, Artha, Kāma or Mokṣa: “dharmārthakāmamokṣeṣu niścayo naiva jāyate” (Svacchanda 11.176cd). The theme of niścaya is taken up in the Vārāṇasīmāhātmya with respect to the “knowledge of the self” (ātmajñāna), which is restricted to Śiva alone. No other god has it.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Hetuśāstra (हेतुशास्त्र).—a logically-treated work, any beretical work questioning the authority of Smṛtis or revelation; योऽवमन्येत ते मूले हेतुशास्त्राश्रयाद् द्विजः (yo'vamanyeta te mūle hetuśāstrāśrayād dvijaḥ) Manusmṛti 2.11.
Derivable forms: hetuśāstram (हेतुशास्त्रम्).
Hetuśāstra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hetu and śāstra (शास्त्र).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Hetuśāstra (हेतुशास्त्र).—n. a philosophical (= heretical) book, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 11.
Hetuśāstra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hetu and śāstra (शास्त्र).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Hetuśāstra (हेतुशास्त्र):—[=hetu-śāstra] [from hetu > heti] n. (= -vidyā)
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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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Starts with: Hetushastrashraya.
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