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What is Nirvana?


Its one of my favorite hookas at Cafe Mocha surely. What do we mean by attaining Nirvana? Wanted to understand the meaning when I found this word in the book “Siddhartha” by Herman Hesse. does it mean salvation? Lemme figure it out.

Wiki says is the state of being free from both suffering and the cycle of rebirth. This is an important concept in Buddhism and Jainism.

Buddha described nirvana as the perfect peace of the state of mind that is free from craving, anger and other afflictive states (kilesa). The subject is at peace with the world, has compassion for all and gives up obsessions and fixations. This peace is achieved when the existing volitional formations are pacified, and the conditions for the production of new ones are eradicated. In Nibbana the root causes of craving and aversion have been extinguished such that one is no longer subject to human suffering (dukkha) or further states of rebirths in samsara.

The concept sounds nice. You dont feel the pain when you score bad marks or get dumped!!! So my next question is “how do you attain Nirvana?”… will figure it out in some other post.

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