84000 Glossary of Terms

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ཚུལ་ཁྲིམས་ཀྱི་སྤོས་ཀྱིས་ལུས་བྱུགས་པ། | Glossary of Terms

    ཚུལ་ཁྲིམས་ཀྱི་སྤོས་ཀྱིས་ལུས་བྱུགས་པ།

    tshul khrims kyi spos kyis lus byugs pa

    śīla­gandhānulipta­gātra

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Translation by Celso Wilkinson · Laura Goetz
  • Body anointed with the fragrance of moral discipline
  • ཚུལ་ཁྲིམས་ཀྱི་སྤོས་ཀྱིས་ལུས་བྱུགས་པ།
  • tshul khrims kyi spos kyis lus byugs pa
  • śīla­gandhānulipta­gātra

There are many references in the sūtras to a pleasant fragrance that is the result of moral discipline. Although it is not stated in these exact words, this description echoes some of the eighty excellent signs (asītyānuvyañjana), a subset of the 112 physical characteristics of both buddhas and cakravartins. For example, the list found in the Perfection of Wisdom in Ten Thousand Lines (Toh 11, 2.33) describes these signs: “(34) Their body is immaculate and without unpleasant odors”; and (later down the list) “(40) The pores of their body all emit a pleasant odor.”