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: the historically manifested body of Buddha in the doctrine of trikaya

Word History


Sanskrit nirmāṇakāya body of magic transformation, from nirmāṇa measuring, creating, magical creation (from nir- nis- out + māti he measures) + kāya body, from cinoti he piles in order

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“Nirmanakaya.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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