Sarvatragahetu, aka: Sarvatraga-hetu; 1 Definition(s)

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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Sarvatragahetu (सर्वत्रगहेतु) refers to the “universal cause” and represents one of the five causes (hetu) of the causal condition (hetupratyaya), which itself is one of the four kinds of pratyaya (conditions) according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter XLIX. Accordingly, “the perverse tendencies (anuśaya) to be abandoned by seeing the truth of suffering and the truth of the origin are cause of all defiled (kliṣṭa) dharmas and are called universal cause (sarvatragahetu)”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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