" Death is not extinguishing the light
It is only putting out the lamp
Because the dawn has come."
Nirvana-an indescribable state of non-existence, non-becoming, and non-beingness
The Highest state of Enlightenment,
A state of Blissful Ego- less-ness.
Freedom from all bondage- of birth and death.
Nirvana is bursting the bubble of existence for a Jain,
Cessation of suffering for a Buddhist,
Union with Brahman-Brahma Nirvana for a Hindu;
A final release from Karmic bondage,
life of renunciation, non-seeking and non-striving for all.
Nirvana- liberation through self-purification
experiencing pure consciousness;
"At the still point of the turning world"
"There would be no dance and there is only the dance."
The English poet T.S. Eliot prefers the Vedic image as he describes the timeless state Nirvana.
Moksha, Mukti, Kaivalya, Stillness, Nirvana- Many names to the unnamed name.
The two elements of Nirvana:
Nirvana in life with a remainder of attachment,
the enlightenment apparent in wisdom and experience;
And without a remainder of attachment
Nirvana at the end of life.- all existence utterly cease.
Nirvana-a journey through time from the transient body to the divine consciousness
timeless and deathless state.
The Zen monk stares at death- his Nirvana-
'How calm the ocean
Towering the void! "
Shankaracharya ,the Hindu philosopher's Nirvana in life:
" I am all pervasive...
I have neither attachment to the world nor to the liberation ( Mukthi )
I am everything, everywhere, every time, ever in equilibrium,
I am indeed, That eternal knowing and bliss,
Shiva, love and pure consciousness.
The passion for liberation-
the last bondage to be renounced, for Aurobindo the philosopher,
because bondage is an illusion as soul is forever perfectly free.
Moments of great sorrow or great joy
there is that extraordinary sense of infinite bliss;
Nirvana is its own explanation,
its own fulfillment and its own realization;
limitation of the Absolute into the Relative
and liberation of the Relative into the Absolute;
Unmanifest into the manifest and manifest into the unmanifest.
" Man earth's child and heaven's heir."
The true seer realizes spiritual significance in natural facts;
The same conscious light dwells in the world out side and the world within.
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