Ratnakirti, Ratnakīrti: 7 definitions


Ratnakirti means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: EAST: South Asia and Tibet

Disciple of Jñānaśrīmitra; Life dates: ca. 990–1050 (according to Kajiyama 1966 p. 9). On the relationship to Jñānaśrī and Ratnākaraśānti cf. Mimaki 1992.

Works by Ratnakīrti:

  • Apohasiddhi
  • Īśvarasādhanadūṣaṇa
  • Kṣaṇabhaṅgasiddhi (anvayātmikā)
  • Kṣaṇabhaṅgasiddhi (vyatirekātmikā)
  • Citrādvaitaprakāśavāda
  • Pramāṇāntarbhāvaprakaraṇa
  • Vyāptinirṇaya
  • Santānāntaradūṣaṇa
  • Sarvajñasiddhi
  • Sthirasiddhidūṣaṇa

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: China Buddhism Encyclopedia: Buddhism

Ratnakīrti (fl. c7-8th century), a Disciple of Dharmakīrti, wrote a work that further developed and refined the themes therein, entitled: 'Refutation of Other mindstreams' (Saṃtãnãntaradusana). He did not refute the tenets of the Saṃtãnãntarasiddhi but further developed the topic from an empirical one, that is, where there are manifold minds cognized by one's experience of others' Mental processes attributed through the perceived actions of other Sentient beings to an absolutist view, where there is only "one Mindstream" (ekacitta). Ratnakīrti's argument is that the valid cognition (pramāna) of another's Mindstream is an inference (anumāna), not a direct Perception (pratyakṣa). Moreover, Ratnakīrti introduced the two truths Doctrine as key to the nature of the discussion as inference is trafficking with illusiory universals (samanya), the proof of the mindstreams of others, whilst empirically valid in relative Truth (saṃvṛtisatya), does not hold ultimate metaphysical certainty in absolute Truth (paramārthasatya).

Source: academia.edu: The Chronological History of Buddhism

Ratnakirti (850-770 BCE) was a royal prince and he became a disciple of Chandragomin. Interestingly, Ratnakirti renounced the vow of ordination and made love to a princess as recorded by Prajnakaramati. Vairochanamitra mentions that Ratnakirti renounced the vow to ascend the throne with help of a minister. To bring back Ratnakirti, Chandragomin wrote a letter known as “Shishya-Lekha”.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Ratnakīrti (रत्नकीर्ति).—name of a former Buddha: Lalitavistara 5.11.

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

Ratnakīrti (रत्नकीर्ति):—[=ratna-kīrti] [from ratna] m. Name of a Buddha, [Lalita-vistara]

[Sanskrit to German]

Ratnakirti in German

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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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