Shlakshnakesha, Shlakshna-kesha, Ślakṣṇakeśa: 1 definition



Shlakshnakesha 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 Ślakṣṇakeśa can be transliterated into English as Slaksnakesa or Shlakshnakesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: A Prayer for Rebirth in the Sukhāvatī

Ślakṣṇakeśa (श्लक्ष्णकेश) refers to “soft hair” and represents the seventy-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 Ślakṣṇakeśa is known as ‘dbu skra ’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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