Nonabiding nirvana

(1) According to the Hinayana tenet systems, the static unchanging state of full enlightenment attained by a Buddha and lasting only so long as he is alive. In this state, a Buddha does not abide in either the extreme of continued samsaric suffering or in the extreme of the passivity of a Hinayana arhat's nirvana without residue. (2) According to the Mahayana tenet systems, including Gelug Prasangika, the static unchanging state of full enlightenment attained by a Buddha and lasting forever, in which a Buddha does not abide in either the extreme of continued samsaric suffering or in the extreme of the passivity of a Hinayana arhat's nirvana without residue.

Tibetan: mi-gnas-pa'i mya-ngan 'das

Sanskrit: apratisthita-nirvana


Other languages

Deutsch: Nichtverweilendes nirvana
Русский: Непребывающая нирвана
Tiếng Việt: Vô trụ xứ niết bàn
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