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Nirvana

Nirvāṇa (Sanskrit: निर्वाण; Pali: निब्बान nibbāna ; Prakrit: णिव्वाण) is an ancient Sanskrit term used in Indian religions to describe the profound peace of mind that is acquired with moksha (liberation). In shramanic thought, it is the state of being free from suffering. In Hindu philosophy, it is union with the Brahman (Supreme Being). The word literally means "blown out" (as in a candle) and refers, in the Buddhist context, to the imperturbable stillness of mind after the fires of desire, aversion, and delusion have been finally extinguished. Etymology Phonetics Nirvāṇa is a composed of three phones ni and va and na: ni (nir, nis, nih): out, away from, without, a term that is used to negate va: blowing as in blowing of the wind and also as smelling na: nor, never, do not, did not, should not Vana... Read more