Nirmanabuddha, Nirmāṇabuddha, Nirmana-buddha: 1 definition



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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Nirmāṇabuddha (निर्माणबुद्ध).—Buddha of magical craeation, a kind of Buddha in Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra, contrasted with dharmatā- and niṣyanda-b° and according to Suzuki, Studies, 142 ff., 208.f., related to the later nirmāṇa-kāya, q.v.: nirmita- [Page302-b+ 71] nirmāṇa-b° Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 57.10; niṣyanda-dharma-nirmāṇā jinā nairmāṇikāś ca ye 283.6 (verse). Cf. nirmāṇika, nair°.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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