Mridugatra, Mṛdugātra, Mridu-gatra: 2 definitions

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Mridugatra 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 Mṛdugātra can be transliterated into English as Mrdugatra or Mridugatra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Mṛdugātra (मृदुगात्र) or Mṛdugātratā refers to “soft limbs” and represents the twenty-second 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., mṛdu-gātra). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

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

Mṛdugātra (मृदुगात्र) refers to “tender body” and represents the twenty-second 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 Mṛdugātra is known as ‘sku ’jam 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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