Nimmanarati, Nimmānaratī: 1 definition

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Nimmanarati 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Nimmanarati in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A class of devas, inhabiting the fifth of the six deva worlds. (D.i.218; M.i.289, etc.; S.i.133, etc.; A.i.210, etc.

For their life span see Compendium 140f).

They are so called because they delight in their own creations. They can create any form in any colour. NidA.109; RA.234; VibhA.519.

context information

Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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