42. Mathematics – The number 7 has some curious particularities. For example 1 divided by 7 gives a simple recurring decimal of six digits: 0.142857142857142857… and this one multiplied successively by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, gives products where we find the same numbers in the same order:
i. 142857 x 2 = 285714
ii. 142857 x 3 = 428571
iii. 142857 x 4 = 571428
iv. 142857 x 5 = 714285
v. 142857 x 6 = 857142
43. There are seven orifices (openings) in the head of a man.
44. Sapta-jihva – 7 tongues of Agni or fire ( the 7 tongues of fire have all names, e.g. kali (black), karali (fierce), mano-java (swift as mind) , su-lohita(read as iron), sudhumravarṇa(smoke coloured), ugrā or sphuliṅginī (cracking) and pradīptā,
45. Sapta Dhatus (The Seven Bodily Tissues) – The dhatus are the basic varieties of tissues which compose the human body. The primary Dhatus are seven in number. They are:
a. Sukra dhatu (reproductive tissues)
b. Majja dhatu (bone marrow and nervous tissues)
c. Asthi dhatu (bone)
d. Meda dhatu (fatty tissues)
e. Mamsa dhatu (muscle tissues)
f. Rakta dhatu (formed blood cells)
g. Rasa dhatu (plasma)
46. 7 primary metals for an Alchemist – Gold, Silver, Iron, Tin, copper, mercury and lead.
47. Sapta Dhanya – 7 grains used for Navratri pooja – Barley, sesame, rice, greengram, foxtail millet, chickpea and wheat.
48. Sapta-prakriti – the 7 constituent parts of a kingdom – viz., the king, his ministers, ally, territory, fortress, army, and treasury.
49. Sapta-rakta – the 7 red-coloured parts of the body viz. palms of hands, soles of feet, nails, eye-corners, tongue, palate, lips.
50. Sapta Puri – are seven holy pilgrimage centres in India where the word ‘puri’ means “town” or “city” suffixed to the word ‘sapta’ meaning “seven”. Specifically, the names of the pilgrimage centres are: Ayodhya, Mathura, Haridwar, Varanasi (Benaras, Kashi), Kanchipuram, Ujjain (Avanti) and Dwarka.
51. Sapta Badri – constitutes a group of seven sacred Hindu temples, dedicated to god Vishnu, located in Garhwal Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The Badrinath temple called the Badri-vishal is the primary temple among the seven shrines, followed by six others, namely, Adi Badri, Vridha Badri, Dhyan Badri, Ardha Badri, Bhavishya Badri and Yogadhayan Badri.
52. Sapta Sindhu’ – refers to the rivers Saraswati, Sutudri (Sutlej), Vipasa (Beas), Asikni (Chenab), Parosni (Ravi), Vitasta (Jhelum) and Sindhu (Indus).
53. 7 States of Consciousness – sapta-chetana – Waking or jagrat chetana, Dreaming or swapn chetana, Dreamless Sleep or sushupti chetana, Transcendental Consciousness – turiya chetana, Cosmic Consciousness turiyatit chetana (sustained turiya consciousness), God consciousenss or bhagavat chetana and Brahman Conscioiusness or brahmi chetana.
54. 7 Chiranjeevi – ‘Ashwathama, King Mahabali, Vyasa, Hanuman, Vibhishana, Kripacharya and Parashurama are the seven death-defying or imperishable personalities ‘.
55. According to Kundalini Yoga, there are seven Nadis in human body. They are ida, pingala, sushumna, gandhari, hastijihva, pusha and alambusha.
56. Saptabhumikas – Tantra describes seven bhumika or acaras by which a spiritual aspirant rises to the highest level of spiritual illumination. They are veda, vaisnava, saiva, daksina, vama, siddhanta and kaula.
57. Saptajnanabhumika – seven preparatory stages for attaining knowledge – subheccha (sincere desire), vicarana(enquiry), tanumanasi(attenuation of the mind), sattvapatti(attaining sattva), asamsakti(non-attachment), padarthabhavana(becoming aware of objects)and turiya (entering to the final stage – atman).
58. Saptasadhana – seven exercises for purifying the body and mind. They are Sodhana(purification), drdhata(strengthening), sthairya(steadiness produced by the steadiness of the mind), laghava(lightness), pratyaksha(direct perception) and nirlipta(isolation).
59. Saptavyasanas – The Hindu Shastraas define the following seven things as the most powerful addictions that can affect any person. They are as follows – The first one is Dyuta –which means gambling. The second one is maamsa —meaning meat eating, the third one is —suraa which means drinking alcoholic beverages, vesyaa prostitute(prostitution) is the fourth vyasana. The fifth one is kheta which means hunting for pleasure , chourya —stealing is the sixth one and paraangana or having you heart on someone else’s wife is the seventh habit.
60. Seven ways to greet a neighbor. Kautilya recommended seven strategies in dealing with neighboring powers. The strategies are: Sanman – Appeasement, non-aggression pact, Dana – Gift, bribery, Danda – Strength, punishment, Bheda – Divide, split, separating opposition, Maya – Illusion, deceit, Upeksha – Ignoring the enemy and Indrajala – Faking military strength.
61. Kautilya recognises seven elements of the state. Sapta means seven and Anga means organ. These elements he compares to the different organs of the human body. These seven elements are the angas, which should be active and healthy for the smooth functioning of the body politics. Kautilya considered all these elements as being interdependent. These seven elements are: 1.Swamin 2.Amatya 3.Janapada 4.Durga 5.Kosha 6.Bala 7.Mitra. (1) King): The first and foremost organ of the state is the king. All other organs of the state can prosper only if the king is good, able, effective and resourceful. The king should be born of a high family and pursue the qualities of virtue, truthful and enthusiasm. He should not always accessible to the people. He should be the foundation head of justice. (2). Amatya (Ministers and Advisors): the Ministers and officers constitute another element of Sovereignty. Kautilya felt that in the absence of the strong Council of Ministers, the king couldn’t attain anything even if his defence force is strong. The Ministers are like eyes and ears of the king. Kautilya sets a set of qualifications for a person to be a minister. His character has been tested under the pursuits of religion, wealth, love and fear. He should possess sharp intellect, strong memory power, energy and training in kinds of arts. He must be a man of proven administration capability. He should have controlled greed, anger, haste, and fickleness. He should be man of dignity and self- possessiveness. (3). Janapada (Population and Territory): Janapada is another important element of the state. Without the Janapada there is neither the king nor the kingship. The people should possess the qualities of patriotism and loyal to the king as well as to the kingdom. They also should have the qualities of heroism, superior talents and skills. They should be capable of bearing the burden of taxation. The state should be full of intelligent masters and servants. (4) . Durga (Fort): Kautilya considered a strong fort is absolutely necessary for the protection of a state. The fort is vital to the existence and survival of the state. If the fort were secure, people would also be secure. He referred to four types of forts, viz. water fort, hill forts, desert fort, and forest fort. The fort must surround by all the cities and towns. He said that a well-protected fort would prevent any information from flowing out of the state. (5) . Kosha (Treasury): The treasury should be a permanent source of revenue for the state. The king was advised to take 1/6 part of the produce as tax and there must be sufficient currency and valuable minerals, like gold. He advocated severe punishment for those who avoided the payment of taxes. He advised the king to use the people’s money wisely and keep proper accounts. (6). Bala (Army): The king ought to have at his command a commendable military force. The army must be well versed in military arts, be loyal and patriotic. It was the primary responsibility of the king to keep army under his control. (7). Mitra (Friend): The king as far as possible should try to build good friends. The friendship lessens the work of the king because the friend didn’t pose any security threat the state. The friend was to be time tested one.
62. Seven Corporal Works of Mercy are those that tend to bodily needs of others. They are (1) To feed the hungry, (2).To give drink to the thirsty, (3).To clothe the naked, (4).To harbour the harbourless. (also loosely interpreted today as To Shelter the Homeless), (5).To visit the sick, (6).To visit the imprisoned and (7).To bury the dead.
63. Seven Spiritual Works of Mercy – (1).To instruct the ignorant, (2).To counsel the doubtful, (3).To admonish sinners, (4).To bear wrongs patiently, (5).To forgive offences willingly, (6).To comfort the afflicted, (7).To pray for the living and the dead.
64. Seven acts of Academic dishonesty – academic misconduct is any type of cheating that occurs in relation to a formal academic exercise. It can include (1) Plagiarism: The adoption or reproduction of original creations of another author without due acknowledgment, (2) Fabrication: The falsification of data, information, or citations in any formal academic exercise, (3) Deception: Providing false information to an instructor concerning a formal academic exercise—e.g., giving a false excuse for missing a deadline or falsely claiming to have submitted work, (4) Cheating: Any attempt to give or obtain assistance in a formal academic exercise (like an examination) without due acknowledgment, (5) Bribery: or paid services. Giving assignment answers or test answers for money, (6) Sabotage: Acting to prevent others from completing their work. This includes cutting pages out of library books or willfully disrupting the experiments of others, (7) Impersonation: assuming a student’s identity with intent to provide an advantage for the student.
65. Seven is the number of dwarfs in the fairy tale, Snow White. The seven dwarfs were named: Bashful – Doc – Dopey – Grumpy – Happy – Sleepy – Sneezy.
66. In Japan there are Seven Lucky Gods. They have a ship called Takarabune, the Treasure Ship. They arrive in town every New Year and give gifts to all worthy people. Children will often receive red envelopes decorated with the Takarabune. Inside they find money gifts. The names of the Lucky Gods are: Hotei – Jurojin – Fukurokuju – Bishamonten – Benzaiten – Daikokuten – Ebisu.
67. Among many things that come in sevens are the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Seven Sisters, Shakespeare’s Seven Ages of Man, the Seven Levels of Hell, and the Seven Dwarves.