I am reading a book and found the following interpretation for Nirvana.
Page 29 of:http://www.dhammaweb.net/books/Dr_Walpo ... Taught.pdf
An Arahant after his death is often compared to a fire gone out when the
supply of wood is over, or to the flame of a lamp gone out when the wick and oil are
finished. Here it should be clearly and distinctly understood, without any confusion,
that what is compared to a flame or a fire gone out is not Nirvana, but the 'being'
composed of the Five Aggregates who realized Nirvana. This point has to be
emphasized because many people, even some great scholars, have misunderstood
and misinterpreted this simile as referring to Nirvana. Nirvana is never compared to
a fire or a lamp gone out.
Is this how you understand it?