Samakrama; 2 Definition(s)


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Samakrama (समक्रम) or Samakramatā refers to “an even step” and represents the twenty-sixth 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., samakrama). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Samakrama (समक्रम) refers to “even pace” and represents the twenty-sixth 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 Samakrama is known as ‘gom pa sñoms 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: A Prayer for Rebirth in the Sukhāvatī

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