Snigdhapanilekha, aka: Snigdhapāṇilekha, Snigdha-pani-lekha; 2 Definition(s)

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Snigdhapāṇilekha (स्निग्धपाणिलेख) or Snigdhapāṇilekhatā refers to “glossy palms of the hands” and represents the forty-fifth 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., snigdha-pāṇi-lekha). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Snigdhapāṇilekha (स्निग्धपाणिलेख) refers to “fine hand lines” and represents the forty-third 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 Snigdhapāṇilekha is known as ‘phyag gi ri mo mdangs yod 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: academia.edu: A Prayer for Rebirth in the Sukhāvatī

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