Nirmanakaya, aka: Nirmana-kaya, Nirmāṇakāya; 3 Definition(s)

Introduction

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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Nirmāṇakāya (निर्माणकाय).—Śiva has a body called Nirmāṇakāya at the time of his avatāra. “Śiva has an avatāraśarīra called Nirmāṇakāya with śuddhasattva as the principal aspect” (Kannaḍa Nighaṇṭu, vol. 5, p. 4696).

Source: Archaeological Survey of India: Śaiva monuments at Paṭṭadakal (śaivism)
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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

The four aspects of the Nirmāṇakāya are part of the Sixteen Aspects (ṣoḍaśākārā) of Gnosis (jñāna) in terms of ultimate reality.

  1. the Nirmāṇa-body (nirmāṇa-kāya)
  2. the Nirmāṇa-mind (nirmāṇa-citta)
  3. the Nirmāṇa-speech (nirmāṇa-vāc)
  4. the Nirmāṇa-gnosis (nirmāṇa-jñāna)
Source: Google Books: The Inner Kalacakratantra: A Buddhist Tantric View of the Individual
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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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General definition (in Buddhism)

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Nirmānakāya; See Trikāya.

Source: Shambala Publications: General

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