Paranirmita: 2 definitions

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Paranirmita means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Paranirmita (परनिर्मित) refers to a group of deities (from the similarly-named heaven) mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including the Paranirmitas).

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Paranirmita (परनिर्मित).—m., (1) sg., = Vaśavartin, chief of the paranirmitavaśavartin gods: °to Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 52.18 (verse), see s.v. Suyāma; (2) pl., that class of gods: paranirmitā ye devā Mahāvastu ii.349.14 (verse), resuming prose, paranirmitava- śavartī ca devā 348.18; brahmātha Śakra paranirmita [Page319-a+ 71] sākaniṣṭhāḥ Lalitavistara 342.18 (verse; or is this sg., to 1 ?); °tā, pl., (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 19.12 (prose), cited s.v. sunirmita, pl.

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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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