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This article is aboot the releegious concept. For the American rock band, see Nirvana (baund).

Nirvāṇa (/nɪrˈvɑːnə, -ˈvænə, nər-/;[1] Sanskrit: निर्वाण; Pali: निब्बान nibbāna ; Prakrit: णिव्वाण) leeterally means "blown out", as in a candle.[2] It is maist commonly associated wi Buddhism.[3][4] In Indian releegions, the attainment o nirvana is moksha, liberation frae the repeatin cycle o birth, life an daith (reincarnation).[5][6]

In the Buddhist context nirvana refers tae the imperturbable stillness o mind efter the fires o desire, aversion, an delusion hae been finally extinguished.[2] In Hindu philosophy, it is the union with the divine ground of existence Brahman (Supreme Being) and the experience of blissful egolessness.[7]

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  1. "nirvana". Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Richard Gombrich, Theravada Buddhism: A Social History from Ancient Benāres to Modern Colombo. Routledge
  3. Donald S. lopez Jr., Nirvana, Encyclopedia Britannica
  4. Fowler 2012, p. 48.
  5. Gavin Flood, Nirvana. In: John Bowker (ed.), Oxford Dictionary of World Religions
  6. Jain 2009, p. 67.
  7. Easwaran 2007, p. 268.