Difference between revisions of "Seven precious emblems of royalty"

From Rigpa Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Line 1: Line 1:
The '''seven emblems of royalty''' ([[Wyl.]] ''rgyal srid sna bdun'') are the seven possessions of a [[universal monarch]] (Skt. ''chakravartin''). They are:  
+
The '''seven emblems of royalty''' (Skt. ''saptaratna''; [[Wyl.]] ''rgyal srid sna bdun'') are the seven possessions of a [[universal monarch]] (Skt. ''cakravartin''). They are:  
#the precious golden wheel (Skt. ''cakra-ratna''),
+
#the precious golden wheel (Skt. ''cakraratna''; Wyl. '' 'khor lo rin po che''),
#the precious wish-fulfilling jewel (Skt. ''maṇi-ratna''),
+
#the precious wish-fulfilling jewel (Skt. ''maṇiratna''; Wyl. ''nor bu rin po che''),
#the precious queen (Skt. ''strī-ratna''),
+
#the precious queen (Skt. ''strīratna''; Wyl. ''btsun mo rin po che''),
#the precious minister (Skt. ''puruṣa-ratna''),
+
#the precious minister (Skt. ''puruṣaratna'' or ''pariṇāyakaratna''; Wyl. ''blon po rin po che''),
#the precious elephant (Skt. ''hasti-ratna''),
+
#the precious elephant (Skt. ''hastiratna''; Wyl. ''glang po rin po che''),
#the precious horse (Skt. ''aśva-ratna''),
+
#the precious horse (Skt. ''aśvaratna''; Wyl. ''rta mchog rin po che''), and
#and the precious general (Skt. ''khaḍga-ratna'').
+
#the precious general (Skt. ''khaḍgaratna'' or ''senāpatiratna''; Wyl. ''dmag dpon rin po che'').
  
 
These symbolize the [[seven noble riches]].
 
These symbolize the [[seven noble riches]].
  
[[Category: Enumerations]]
+
==Further Reading==
 +
*Dagyab Rinpoche, ''Buddhist Symbols in Tibetan Culture'', Wisdom Publications, 1995, 3. The Seven Jewels of Royal Power.
 +
 
 +
[[Category:Symbols]]
 +
[[Category:Enumerations]]
 +
[[Category:7-Seven]]

Revision as of 22:57, 18 May 2009

The seven emblems of royalty (Skt. saptaratna; Wyl. rgyal srid sna bdun) are the seven possessions of a universal monarch (Skt. cakravartin). They are:

  1. the precious golden wheel (Skt. cakraratna; Wyl. 'khor lo rin po che),
  2. the precious wish-fulfilling jewel (Skt. maṇiratna; Wyl. nor bu rin po che),
  3. the precious queen (Skt. strīratna; Wyl. btsun mo rin po che),
  4. the precious minister (Skt. puruṣaratna or pariṇāyakaratna; Wyl. blon po rin po che),
  5. the precious elephant (Skt. hastiratna; Wyl. glang po rin po che),
  6. the precious horse (Skt. aśvaratna; Wyl. rta mchog rin po che), and
  7. the precious general (Skt. khaḍgaratna or senāpatiratna; Wyl. dmag dpon rin po che).

These symbolize the seven noble riches.

Further Reading

  • Dagyab Rinpoche, Buddhist Symbols in Tibetan Culture, Wisdom Publications, 1995, 3. The Seven Jewels of Royal Power.