Asamlulitakesha, Asaṃlulitakeśa, Asamlulita-kesha: 2 definitions



Asamlulitakesha 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 Asaṃlulitakeśa can be transliterated into English as Asamlulitakesa or Asamlulitakesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Asaṃlulitakeśa (असंलुलितकेश) or Asaṃlulitakeśatā refers to “unconfused hair of the head” and represents the seventy-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 (e.g., asaṃlulita-keśa). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: A Prayer for Rebirth in the Sukhāvatī

Asaṃlulitakeśa (असंलुलितकेश) refers to “undishevel-led/untousled hair” and represents the seventy-seventh 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 Asaṃlulitakeśa is known as ‘dbu skra ma ’dzings 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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