Nirmita; 6 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Nirmita (निर्मित) refers to “apparitional creations” according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XIV), “There cannot be two minds (citta) at the same time: when the apparitional (nirmita) Buddhas speak, the master who creates them (nirmātṛ) must be silent; when the creating master speaks, the apparitional creations must be silent”.

Note: Undoubtedly the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra is referring here to the theory of nirmita explained in the Kāraṇaprajñapti, which is one of the seven books of the Abhidharma.

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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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nirmita (निर्मित).—p (S) Created: also made, formed, or produced gen. 2 Predestined or predetermined.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nirmita (निर्मित).—p Created; made, produced.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nirmita (निर्मित).—p. p.

1) Constructed, built, formed, prepared, made &c.

2) (in law) Fixed, settled; एवं धर्मं विजानीमः प्राक् प्रजापतिनिर्मितम् (evaṃ dharmaṃ vijānīmaḥ prāk prajāpatinirmitam) Ms.9.46.

3) Artificial.

4) Performed, celebrated (a ceremony); ज्योतिष्टोमायुषी चैवमति- रात्रौ च निर्मितौ (jyotiṣṭomāyuṣī caivamati- rātrau ca nirmitau) Rām.1.14.42.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nirmita (निर्मित).—(= Pali nimmita), (1) ppp. of nirminoti, q.v.; (2) nt., a magic creation: bhagavān °taṃ visarjayati Divy 138.13; Av i.4.12; nirmitopamaṃ māyopamaṃ SP 137.10, like a magic creation, an illusory thing (mirage); (3) as n. of a class of gods, = nirmāṇarati; so very clearly in Mv ii.349.13 (verse) °tā (devāḥ), the verse equivalent of nirmāṇaratī 348.17 (prose); elsewhere, SP 235.1—2 (prose, see s.v. samāvartayati); 237.2, 6; LV 45.11; 50.5 (read nirmitāś for nim°); 213.15; 215.13; 219.8; sg., one of the class, 241.2; (4) n. of a former Buddha: Mv iii.237.11; (5) n. of a Bodhisattva: Gv 442.3.

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

Nirmita (निर्मित) or Nirmmita.—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Made. 2. Fabricated, artificial. E. nir before, to mete, affix kta.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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