Anupahatakarnendriya, Anupahatakarṇendriya, Anupahata-karnendriya: 2 definitions


Anupahatakarnendriya 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.

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Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Anupahatakarṇendriya (अनुपहतकर्णेन्द्रिय) or Anupahatakarṇendriyatā refers to “unimpaired ear faculty” and represents the seventieth 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., anupahata-karṇendriya). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: A Prayer for Rebirth in the Sukhāvatī

Anupahatakarṇendriya (अनुपहतकर्णेन्द्रिय) refers to “unimpaired hearing” and represents the seventieth 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 Anupahatakarṇendriya is known as ‘sñan gyi dbang po ma ñams 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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