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nirvana  Term Image (निर्वाण ; nirvāṇa) Script Image
(Language:  Sanskrit)
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Short Description: In Buddhism (and Hinduism), liberation; absorption in the Absolute
Long Description: In Buddhism (and Hinduism), ultimate liberation from samsara (the cycles of rebirths or the flow of cosmic manifestation), resulting in absorption in the Absolute; the extinction of the fires of passion and the resulting, supremely blissful state of liberation from attachment and egoism.
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms