The Importance Of Nirvana In Buddhism

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To begin the discussion on Nirvana, it is imperative to first define the word. According to Merriam Webster , the word Nirvana is defined as a place or state of oblivion to care, pain, or external reality. In today’s society, we see this word being used in daily conversation. It is used to describe something of complete bliss. In the Buddhist religion, the word has much different context. To Buddhists, reaching Nirvana, enlightenment, is the the only way to end suffering. It is the only way to stop rebirth, also called samsara. This state is a moment of insight that provides cessation of all negative mental states.
Siddhartha Gautama, also known as The Buddha, helped to establish the Buddhism ways . He lived to his early twenties without any
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This reads that there is a way to stop the suffering by reaching Nirvana. Suffering and its causes are dependent on the mind. If one can stop the mind from processing suffering, then it will cease. The fourth noble truth, “The truth of the path of the cessation of suffering”. If suffering can end and wisdom begins then suffering will end. The correct attitude and behaviors are outlined in The Buddha’s Eight-fold Path. These directions give followers virtues to live by that will help to soften the path to …show more content…
It is interesting to learn about other religions and cultures. Achieving Nirvana and ending the cycle of samsara is the ultimate goal or Buddhism. It is achievable by following the four noble truths and the Eight-Fold Path. To have all of ones suffering cease must be an exceptionable feeling. I believe that helping end someone else’s suffering would be even more incredible. To conclude, I present a quote by Helen Keller: “All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming”. It clearly states that suffering is part of our daily lives even in the smallest ways. The thought of going through steps to achieve Nirvana is formidable, but it helps to not think so big sometimes. There are plenty of obstacles that we overcome daily. That alone is encouragement enough to keep

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