Gunaratna, Guṇaratna: 8 definitions


Gunaratna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Gunaratna in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Guṇaratna (गुणरत्न) refers to “jewels of qualities”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “The Khañjinīmata consisting of 1,000 million (verses) [i.e., śatakoṭi] has been uttered . In this way, Śāmbhavīśakti that has no end has become infinite. Śāmbhava, Śākta, and Āṇava have come about by her impulse. She abides (thus) in the three worlds as will, knowledge and action. Bhairava, tranquil and free of defects, resides above Meru. He is rich with the jewels of countless qualities [i.e., aneka-guṇa-ratna-āḍhya] and is encompassed by millions of Rudras”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Gunaratna in Jainism glossary
Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Guṇaratna (गुणरत्न) refers to “excellent virtues”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “This self itself is clearly a great ocean of excellent virtues (guṇaratna-mahārṇava). It is all-knowing, all-pervading, having all forms, supreme [and] pure”.

Source: Tessitori Collection I

Guṇaratna (गुणरत्न) or Guṇaratnasūri is the name of a teacher belonging to the same monastic order as Jñānasāgara: the author of the Śāntināthacopaī (dealing with Jain universal history such as the Jinas and related figures), which is included in the collection of manuscripts at the ‘Vincenzo Joppi’ library, collected by Luigi Pio Tessitori during his visit to Rajasthan between 1914 and 1919.—In the final portion of the Śāntinātha-copaī where information about the composition and about the author is given, the following additional information is provided: Guṇaratnasūri head of the monastic order in his time, Lalitasāgara, his teacher’s teacher.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Gunaratna in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Guṇaratna (गुणरत्न) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—kāvya. Rādh. 21.

2) Guṇaratna (गुणरत्न):—[nyāya] by Somanātha. K. 144.

3) Guṇaratna (गुणरत्न):—kāvya, attributed to Bhavabhūti. Stein 68. Printed in Ha7berlin p. 523.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Guṇaratna (गुणरत्न):—[=guṇa-ratna] [from guṇa] n. ‘pearl of good qualities’, Name of a short collection of sentences by Bhava-bhūti

2) [v.s. ...] ‘pearl of qualities’, Name of [work] on Nyāya [philosophy]

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Gunaratna in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Guṇaratna (ಗುಣರತ್ನ):—[noun] = ಗುಣಮಣಿ [gunamani].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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