Sthitanavanatapralambabahu, Sthitānavanatapralambabāhu, Sthitan-avanata-pralamba-bahu: 1 definition



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Source: A Prayer for Rebirth in the Sukhāvatī

Sthitānavanatapralambabāhu (स्थितानवनतप्रलम्बबाहु) refers to “hands reaching the knees while standing and without bending” and represents the eighteenth of the thirty-two major marks of distinction (lakṣaṇa) mentioned in the Sukhāvatī and following the order, but not always the exact wording, of the Mahāvyutpatti (236-67). In Tibetan, the characteristic called Sthitānavanatapralambabāhu is known as ‘bzhengs bzhin du ma btud par phyag pus mo slebs 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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