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What is Nirvana? (is life’s final destination)

“Nirvana” is a Sanskrit word. It means “to cease blowing” or “extinguishing” implying that passions and desires are non-existent or “unbinding” implying that freeing of the mind can be achieved by having merit meditation.

Nirvana is the supreme state of being free of all suffering and individual existence. It is a state Buddhists refer to as “Enlightenment”. It is the ultimate goal of all Buddhists. The attainment of nirvana breaks the otherwise endless cycle of rebirth. Buddhists also consider nirvana as freedom from all worldly concerns such as greed, hate, and ignorance. No one can describe in words what nirvana is of course as it can only be experienced by one and it is beyond words in any language.

In Theravada Buddhism, Nirvana (spelled “Nibbana” in Pali) is understood to be an “unbinding” of the mind from defilement, in particular the Three Poisons, and the mental “effluents” of sensuality, views, becoming, and ignorance. It is a liberation from the cycle of death and rebirth and freedom from the effects of karma.

Nirvana is a Buddhist concept of an ideal state where the energy of life is fully liberated from the cycle of death and rebirth. Nirvana is experienced while living and beyond and (Siddharta) Gautama Buddha experienced nirvana while sitting under the bodhi tree. Nirvana is called a spiritual enlightenment and cessation of all human sufferings, ignited by lust, delusion and anger. It is also known as awakening from the delusion of life.

Can call this position – state of No Thought or “thought-free” state , mind without mind or Zero State of Mind