(Nirmāṇakāya): The “emanation body” or “created body,” the grossest of the three bodies of a Buddha, according to Mahayana Buddhism. It is the physical body of a realized being. Even though it is born and dies, it is purified from all attachments and memories of pain, fear, etc. It is the reflection in the body of a purified psyche. It can be compared to the body of a newborn child. Both in Buddhism and Hatha Yoga, it can refer to a body that a Buddha (or a yogi) assumes in order to reveal the path to enlightenment for others. A part of the trikaya doctrine.