Tieken, H.J.H. H.J.H.Tieken at LET.LEIDENUNIV.NL
Sat Sep 2 08:13:57 UTC 2006

There is a brief article on the sresthin by Sheo Bahadur Singh, "Sresthin in Epigraphy", Journal of the Epigraphical Society of India [Bharatiya Purabhilekha Patrika] (Being vol. X of Studies in Indian Epigraphy) Vol. ten: 1993, 104-107. The author also refers, albeit very briefly, to some Buddhist sources.
Herman Tieken
Herman Tieken
Lecturer in Sanskrit and Tamil
Kern Institute/Department of South and Central Asian Studies
University of  Leiden
Postal address/private:
Garenmarkt 3
2311 PG Leiden
The Netherlands
Ph.: 31 (0)71 5226732


From: Indology on behalf of Valerie J Roebuck
Sent: Fri 9/1/2006 8:58 AM
To: INDOLOGY at liverpool.ac.uk
Subject: 'Treasurer'

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

More information about the INDOLOGY mailing list