Don't forget that each of the terms is in this context: The destruction of greed, hatred, and delusion is Nibbana; the destruction of greed, hatred and delusion is tamed, the destruction of greed, hatred, and delusion is ....
PeDr0 wrote:Oh Man.. how many times do I hear this doing the rounds.. ""Nirvana" literally means "blowing out" ...or "cooling down"? The blowing out /cooling down of - greed, hatred and delusion."
Nirvana, at least in sanscrit can mean any of the following and probably/possibly more:
निर्वाण nirvANa n. final liberation
निर्वाण nirvANa adj. lost
निर्वाण nirvANa adj. deceased
निर्वाण nirvANa adj. tamed
निर्वाण nirvANa adj. disappeared
निर्वाण nirvANa adj. quieted
निर्वाण nirvANa adj. set
निर्वाण nirvANa adj. immersed
निर्वन nirvana adj. being out of a wood or in the open country
निर्वाण nirvANa adj. calmed
निर्वाण nirvANa adj. immovable
निर्वाण nirvANa adj. dead
निर्वाण nirvANa adj. extinguished [ as a lamp or fire ]
निर्वाण nirvANa adj. blown or put out
निर्वाण nirvANa adj. plunged
निर्वन nirvana adj. having no wood
निर्वाण nirvANa n. vanishing
निर्वाण nirvANa n. post to which an elephant is tied
निर्वाण nirvANa n. cessation of attachments
निर्वाण nirvANa n. highest bliss or beatitude
निर्वाण nirvANa n. bathing of an elephant
निर्वाण nirvANa n. setting
निर्वाण nirvANa n. offering oblations
निर्वाण nirvANa n. cessation of passions
निर्वाण nirvANa n. cessation
निर्वण nirvaNa n. country without forests
निर्वाण nirvANa n. dissolution
निर्वाण nirvANa n. blowing out
निर्वाण nirvANa n. extinction
निर्वाण nirvANa n. perfect calm or repose or happiness
निर्वाण nirvANa n. extinction of the flame of life
निर्वाण nirvANa n. disappearance
निर्वाण nirvANa n. instructing in sciences
निर्वाण nirvANa n. death or final emancipation from matter and re-union with the Supreme Spirit
निर्वन nirvana n. complete pleasure
निर्वाण nirvANa n. absolute extinction or annihilation of individual existence or of all desires and passions
I particulalay like the ones I have highlighted!
In my opinion it has nothing to do with the anihalation of self.
I wish somebody would tell wikipedia that! I think the thought that you just disapear depresses a lot of people, even some monks! (I think possibly) I don't believe 'you' do just simply disapaear just the ilusiuon that seperates 'you' from other
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.
There is freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning. If there were not this freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning, then escape from that which is birth, becoming, making, conditioning, would not be known here. -- Ud 80
Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.
dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.