Definitions: (1) a high-minded attitude; (2) a promise of good fortune; encouraging activity; prosperous opportunity

Derivation: Sanskrit, “kind,” “gracious” 

Synonyms: advantageous, favorable, lucky, propitious, successful

Quote: Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue. — Siddhartha Gautama “The Buddha” (c. 563-483 bc) Nepalese holly man

Theological Figure: Shiva {The Auspicious One} [the “transformer” of the Hindu Trimurti]