Panilekha, Pāṇilekhā, Pani-lekha: 1 definition


Panilekha 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: A Prayer for Rebirth in the Sukhāvatī

Pāṇilekhā (पाणिलेखा) or Pāṇirekhā refers to the “lines on the palm” and represents the first chapter of the Śārdūlakarṇāvadāna. It is found in the corpus of Mahāyāna Buddhist literature known as the Divyāvadāna and preserves a good deal of brahmanic learning related to Jyotiḥśāstra. This chapter deals with the lines on the hands of both happy and unhappy men and explains swhat they foretell about their longevity and eventual death.

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