Simhapurvantakaya, aka: Siṃhapūrvāntakāya, Simha-purvanta-kaya; 1 Definition(s)


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Siṃhapūrvāntakāya (सिंहपूर्वान्तकाय) or Siṃhapūrvāntakāyatā refers to “a torso like a lion’s” and represents the eighteenth of the “thirty-two marks of a great man” (lakṣaṇa) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 83). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., siṃha-pūrvānta-kāya). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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