Friday, October 24, 2008


nirvana |nərˈvänə; nir-|
noun Buddhism
a transcendent state in which there is neither suffering, desire, nor sense of self, and the subject is released from the effects of karma and samsara. It represents the final goal of Buddhism.
Hinduism liberation of the soul from the effects of karma and from bodily existence.
a state of perfect happiness; an ideal or idyllic place : Hollywood's dearest dream of small-town nirvana.
ORIGIN from Sanskrit nirvāṇa, from nirvā 'be extinguished,' from nis 'out' + vā- 'to blow.'

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