Nirmanarati, aka: Nirmāṇarati; 2 Definition(s)

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Nirmāṇarati (निर्माणरति).—According to the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XIV), the Nirmāṇarati gods create the five sense objects themselves and enjoy them. This is why they are called Nirmāṇarati “enjoying that which they have themselves created”.

The Nirmāṇarati gods represents one of the seven destination of rebirths in kāmadhātu, according to chapter XLIX, “[...] another, generous, magnanimous, moral and erudite (bahuśruta), loves to learn and earns his living by his own strength: he is reborn among the Nirmāṇarati gods”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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General definition (in Buddhism)

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One of the higher Kamadhatu Devas.

Source: WikiPedia: Buddhism

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