Seven Jewels: 1 definition
Seven Jewels means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Seven Jewels:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit saptaratna defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 85):
- The wheel jewel (cakra-ratna),
- The horse jewel (aśva-ratna),
- The elephant jewel (hasti-ratna),
- The gem jewel (maṇi-ratna),
- The woman jewel (strī-ratna),
- The rhinoceros jewel (khaṅga-ratna),
- The advisor jewel (pariṇāyaka-ratna).
The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., ‘seven jewels’). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+10): Saptaratna, Khanga, Mani, Parinayaka, Stri, Ashva, Hasti, Cakra, Striratna, Khangaratna, Parinayakaratna, Ashvaratna, Hastiratna, Maniratna, Cakraratna, Murdhaja, Sahasraloka, Sumeru, Anavatapta, Sadaprarudita.
Search found 15 books and stories containing Seven Jewels; (plurals include: Seven Jewelses). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)
The seven jewels of the Cakravartin < [Notes]
Chapter CIX < [Book XV - Mahābhiṣeka]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Mahāsudassana-suttanta < [Part 14 - Generosity and the other virtues]
Appendix 2 - The story of king Mūrdhaja (Māndhātar) < [Chapter XXVI - Exertion]
The Velāma-jātaka < [I. Puṇyakriyāvastu consisting of generosity]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 23: Conquest of southern half of Bharata by Tripṛṣṭha < [Chapter I - Śreyāṃsanāthacaritra]
Part 2: The six sons of Devakī < [Chapter X - The recovery of draupadī]
The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 29 - Cycle of Yugas: characteristics of Yugas < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]
The gods of northern Buddhism (by Alice Getty)