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Nirmita

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Nirmita (P. nimmita; T. sprul pa; C. hua; J. ke; K. hwa 化). Literally something that is "constructed" or "built".[1] In Buddhist texts, it typically refers to something that is "conjured"[2], or something that is percieved as real, but is not actually existing.

Nirmita is translated into Tibetan as trulpa, which is defined in the Rangjung Yeshe dictionary as "magical creation, emanation, [nirmita]; phantom; divinely emanated artisan; apparitional..."[3]

Nirmita is one of the eight similes of illusion, in which context it is often translated as "apparition."

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