nirvana: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (nir-vä'nu, -van'u, nur-), [key]
- (often cap.) Pali,freedom from the endless cycle of personal reincarnations, with their consequent suffering, as a result of the extinction of individual passion, hatred, and delusion: attained by the Arhat as his goal but postponed by the Bodhisattva.
- (often cap.)salvation through the union of Atman with Brahma; moksha.
- a place or state characterized by freedom from or oblivion to pain, worry, and the external world.
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