nirvana

A state of release (liberation) from uncontrollably recurring rebirth (samsara).

An extinguished state of release -- either an acquired one, in which all samsaric sufferings and their causes have been removed, or a naturally occurring one, in which all stains of impossible existence have always been removed. The Tibetan term means, literally, "a state beyond sorrow."

Tibetan: mya-ngan-'das

Sanskrit: nirvana

J Hopkins: nirvANa; liberation; liberated.


Other languages

العربية: نيرفانا
Deutsch: Nirvana
Italiano: nirvana
Русский: нирвана
Tiếng Việt: niết bàn
: 涅磐
: 涅磐

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