Divyaratna, aka: Divya-ratna; 2 Definition(s)

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[Divyaratna in Mahayana glossaries]

Divyaratna (दिव्यरत्न, “divine jewels”) refers to one of the three classes of jewels (ratna), into which the universe was transformed by the Buddha’s miraculous power (ṛddhibala) according to the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XV). Accordingly, “Divine jewels (divya-ratna) are larger and more powerful; they always accompany the gods; one can give orders to them and communicate with them; they are light and not heavy”.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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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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