Nirmanarati, Nirmāṇarati: 5 definitions
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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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”.
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.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: WikiPedia: Buddhism
One of the higher Kamadhatu Devas.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Nirmāṇarati (निर्माणरति).—(= Pali nimmānarati), lit. enjoying magical creations (of their own), name of a class of kāmāvacara gods, see s.v. deva (also called nirmita, q.v., chiefly in verses); commonly in lists along with other classes of gods: Lalitavistara 46.21; 51.1; 150.3; 266.6; 396.15; 401.10; in Mahāvastu, even prose, n.-acc. pl. may be °ratino i.240.4 (v.l. °rati); ii.16.4; °ratī ii.348.17 (v.l. °tiś); °rati i.212.15; °ratayaḥ i.40.15; 229.15; 333.6; gen. pl. °ratīnāṃ ii.163.12, etc.; Mahāvyutpatti 3082; Dharmasaṃgraha 127; Divyāvadāna 68.13; 367.10; Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 86.10; Śikṣāsamuccaya 257.9; Avadāna-śataka i.5.1, etc. Their chief is Sunirmita (once Sunirmāṇarati).
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Nirmanaratideva.
Ends with: Sunirmanarati.
Full-text: Sunirmanarati, Sunirmita, Six Devalokas, Shuddha, Dvisahasramadhyamalokadhatu, Trisahasramahasahasralokadhatu, Sahasracudikalokadhatu, Nirmita, Paranirmitavashavartin, Mara, Tushita, Kamadhatu.
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The Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Act 7.3: Description of Paranirmitavaśavartin < [Chapter XIV - Emission of rays]
Act 7.1: The Buddha shows his ordinary body (prakṛtyātmabhāva) < [Chapter XIV - Emission of rays]
Act 10.10: Śākyamuni gazes upon the immense assembly gathered before him < [Chapter XV - The Arrival of the Bodhisattvas of the Ten Directions]
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)
Chapter XXII - Enlightenment of Dīpaṃkara < [Volume I]
Chapter XV - The dreams of Śuddhodana and others < [Volume II]
The Great Chariot (by Longchenpa)
1d.2) The Dharma jewel < [Part 1 - The causal refuge]
3a) The Hells < [Part 3 - The main divisions]
Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva fundamental vow sutra (by Johnny Yu)