Nirvana meaning

nîr-vänə, nər-
(buddhism) The state of perfect blessedness achieved by the extinction of individual existence and by the absorption of the soul into the supreme spirit, or by the extinction of all desires and passions.
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(Buddhism) Complete cessation of suffering; a blissful state attained through realization of sunyata; enlightened experience.
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Any place or condition of great peace or bliss.
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(non-Buddhist colloquial usage) State of paradise; heightened or great pleasure.
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See Nervana.
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Nirvana is a place or state of being in peace or complete happiness.

An example of nirvana is how people feel after meditating for hours.

An example of nirvana is heaven.

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An ideal condition of rest, harmony, stability, or joy.
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Origin of nirvana

  • Sanskrit nirvāṇam a blowing out, extinction, nirvana nis-, nir- out, away vāti it blows wē- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Sanskrit निर्वाण (nir-vāṇa, “blown or put out, extinguished")

    From Wiktionary