Snigdhanakha, aka: Snigdha-nakha; 1 Definition(s)


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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.

Source: A Prayer for Rebirth in the Sukhāvatī

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