'Treasurer'

Valerie J Roebuck vjroebuck at MACUNLIMITED.NET
Fri Sep 1 02:58:29 EDT 2006


Does anyone know of any research that has been done on the figure of 
the seTThi or zreSThin, usually translated as 'Treasurer',  in 
Buddhist texts?  I am particularly interested in the development in 
the Dhammapada commentary, where he in fact seems to function as a 
wealthy banker or money-lender (though without the usual negative 
connotations of the latter), but with almost magical powers over 
money, as a result of kamma/karma in previous lives.

Valerie J Roebuck
Manchester, UK



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