Sarvatragahetu, aka: Sarvatraga-hetu; 1 Definition(s)
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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
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
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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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
III.a Causality according to the Abhidharma < [Part 1 - Understanding the Conditions (pratyaya)]
I. The four conditions (pratyaya) and the six causes (hetu) < [Part 1 - Understanding the Conditions (pratyaya)]
Conditions and Causes: Preliminary note < [Part 1 - Understanding the Conditions (pratyaya)]
Abhidharmakośa (by Vasubandhu)
A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms (by William Edward Soothill)