Nirvana is not the blowing out of the candle. It is the extinguishing of the flame because day is come.
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In the rest of Nirvana all sorrows surcease: Only Buddha can guide to that city of Peace Whose inhabitants have the eternal release.william r. alger
Parasnath, a mountain in Bihar of great sanctity; it is the eastern, as Mount Abu is the western metropolis of Jain worship and pilgrimage. Ten thousand, annually, from distant parts of India, visit the scene of Nirvana or beatific annihilation of the ten of the 24 deified saints or Thirthankars, who are the objects of Jain adoration; and from the last of these, Parswa or Parswanatha, the hill originally called samet Sikhar took its better known name as Parasnath.Subodh Kapoor
In the rest of Nirvana all sorrows surcease: Only Buddha can guide to that city of Peace Whose inhabitants have the eternal release."A Leader to Repose", p. 101. (1865 edition)
Moksha is the ultimate goal of the Hindu religious life. Moksha is called Mukti by the yogis, Nirvana by the Buddhists , and the Kingdom of heaven by the Christians .Bansi Pandit, in “The Hindu Mind: Fundamentals of Hindu Religion and Philosophy for All Ages (1 January 2001)”, p.282
Some of the analogous words used to mean moksha are mukti, Nirvana, Turiya, Kaivalya, Apavarga, Nihsreyasa etc.p.92 (Purusharthas: dharma, artha, kama, moksha: their relevance and currency today and for tomorrow, doctoral thesis presented at the Mahatma Gandhi University)
The more we discover scientifically about the brain the more clearly do we distinguish between the brain events and the mental phenomena and the more wonderful do the mental phenomena become. Promissory materialism is simply a superstition held by dogmatic materialists. It has all the features of a Messianic prophecy, with the promise of a future freed of all problems a kind of Nirvana for our unfortunate successors.John Carew Eccles (1994) How the Self Controls Its Brain
We are, the great spiritual writers insist, most fully ourselves when we give ourselves away, and it is egotism that holds us back from that transcendent experience that has been called God , Nirvana , Brahman , or the Tao .Karen Armstrong, in The Spiral Staircase : My Climb Out of Darkness (2004)
Heaven is home . Utopia is here. Nirvana is now.Edward Abbey, in Abbey's Road (1979)
Looking for the maker of this tabernacle, I shall have to run through a course of many births, so long as I do not find (him); and painful is birth again and again. But now, maker of the tabernacle, thou hast been seen; thou shalt not make up this tabernacle again. All thy rafters are broken, thy ridge-pole is sundered; the mind, approaching the Eternal (visankhara, Nirvana), has attained to the extinction of all desires. (Verses 153-154)Translator: F. Max Müller (Quotes)
The mind within the senses does not dwell, It has no place in outer things, like form, And in between, the mind does not abide; Not out, not in, not elsewhere can the mind be found. Something not within the body, and yet nowhere else, That does not merge with it nor stand apart Something such as this does not exist, not even slightly. Beings have Nirvana in their nature.Shantideva, The Way of the Bodhisattva (Bodhicharyavatara), Chapter 9 verse 102--103, Shambala Publications ISBN 1-57062-253-1.
The term moksha is also used in Buddhism and Jainism, and is similar in concept of Nirvana in Buddhism. Ancient materialistic schools denied the concept of moksha, while the twentieth century philosopher Sri Aurobindo believed that the goal of life was not moksha, but evolution to a higher state.In p.63 (Color Science of Namokar Mantra)
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