nirvana

[ nir-vah-nuh, -van-uh, ner- ]SEE DEFINITION OF nirvana
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And because the Buddha had reached heaven (Nirvana), it would be useless to pray to him.

This is Nirvana, the end to which we must all strive, the only end that there can be to the trouble of the world.

They are transient things, I yearn for the Immortal state, Nirvana.

Nirvana is attained when passions are Extinct and when the heart is blessed with peace.

Earnestness is the path of immortality (Nirvana), thoughtlessness the path of death.

He is the captain the Vose line fired off the Nirvana three years ago.

And that which is sufficient unto a man is Nirvana unto him—if he but knew it.

Surely we have reached the peace and silence of Nirvana at last!

Or, indeed, any of these rather than the blank of Nirvana or the life of a vegetable?

He has entered into Nirvana, and has passed out of conscious existence.

WORD ORIGIN

1836, from Sanskrit nirvana-s "extinction, disappearance" (of the individual soul into the universal), literally "to blow out, a blowing out" ("not transitively, but as a fire ceases to draw;" a literal Latinization would be de-spiration), from nis-, nir- "out" + va- "to blow" (see wind (n.1)). Figurative sense of "perfect bliss" is from 1895.

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nounsupreme happiness
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