Nigudhashira, aka: Nigudha-shira, Nigūḍhaśira; 1 Definition(s)

Introduction

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The Sanskrit term Nigūḍhaśira can be transliterated into English as Nigudhasira or Nigudhashira, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Nigūḍhaśira (निगूढशिर) refers to “concealed veins” and represents the 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 Nigūḍhaśira is known as ‘rtsa mi mngon 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.

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

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