Abhugnakukshi, Abhugnakukṣi, Abhugna-kukshi: 2 definitions

Introduction

Abhugnakukshi means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Abhugnakukṣi can be transliterated into English as Abhugnakuksi or Abhugnakukshi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Abhugnakukṣi (अभुग्नकुक्षि) or Abhugnakukṣitā refers to “a straight belly” and represents the thirty-seventh of the “eighty secondary characteristics” (anuvyañjana) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 83). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., abhugna-kukṣi). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: academia.edu: A Prayer for Rebirth in the Sukhāvatī

Abhugnakukṣi (अभुग्नकुक्षि) refers to “not bulging sides of the body” and represents the thirty-fifth of the eighty minor marks of distinction (anuvyañjana) mentioned in the Sukhāvatī and following the order of the Mahāvyutpatti (269-348). In Tibetan, the characteristic called Abhugnakukṣi is known as ‘dku ma rñongs pa’. The Sukhāvatī represents a prayer for rebirth which was composed by Karma chags med, a Karma bka’ brgyud master, who lived in the seventeenth century.

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