Essay On Nirvana

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Imagine walking down the street, with the sun beaming in your face. Free from all the turmoil in this world. No attachments, no priorities, no obligations. Nirvana is defined as a place or state characterized by freedom from or oblivion to pain, worry, and the external world. Nirvana is being in a state of pure bliss. Although the thought of Nirvana is simply beautiful, but can we really get to that state? We spend our entire lives trying to be happy and free ourselves from financial debt, worry, stress, and pain. Sometimes it feels as if we can never be set free.

Prior to being given this assignment, I had no idea what “nirvana” was. So, I really had to do my research to get a clear understanding of what nirvana was. According to buddha101.com, the term nirvana is associated with Buddhism. Nirvana is the most misunderstood term in Buddhism. Those in the West recognize the term as meaning Heaven, or a Heaven on Earth, or perhaps a famous rock band. The Buddha described Nirvana as the ultimate goal, and he reached that state during his enlightenment. At this point, he chose to teach others so that they might also experience this realization, and so when he died, forty-five years later, he then passed through pari nirvana, meaning completed nirvana. Nirvana literally means extinguishing or unbinding. The implication is that it is freedom from what ever binds you, from the burning passion of desire, jealousy, and ignorance. Once these are totally overcome, a state of bliss is achieved, and there is no longer the need the cycle of birth and
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After further research, I found that nirvana It was not a place like heaven, but rather an actual state of non-existence. When someone reaches nirvana, their soul was in harmony with the universe and they would cease to exist. To achieve nirvana on earth, we all must find happiness and balance in our

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