Snigdhanakha, Snigdha-nakha: 1 definition


Snigdhanakha 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

Snigdhanakha (स्निग्धनख) refers to “smooth finger-nails” and represents the second 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 Snigdhanakha is known as ‘sen mo mdog snum 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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