Paranirmitavashavartin, aka: Paranirmitavaśavartin; 1 Definition(s)

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Paranirmitavashavartin means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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.

The Sanskrit term Paranirmitavaśavartin can be transliterated into English as Paranirmitavasavartin or Paranirmitavashavartin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Paranirmitavaśavartin (परनिर्मितवशवर्तिन्).—According to the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XIV), the gods who take hold of and enjoy desirable objects created by others are called Paranirmitavaśavartin “using that which has been created by another”.

(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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