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In Hinduism, cintamani is a magical jewel that is believed to possess the power to grant every wish, hence an epithet of God.

In Buddhism, cintamani, the same jewel, is an attribute of the Buddhas and bodhisattvas, hence a symbol of a mind that has attained its proper desire. A.G.H.


Bowker, John, The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions, New York, Oxford University Press, 1997, p. 224

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