Definitions for: Nirvana

[n] any place of complete bliss and delight and peace
[n] (Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of desire and individual consciousness

Webster (1913) Definition: Nir*va"na, n. [Skr. nirv[=a][.n]a.]
In the Buddhist system of religion, the final emancipation of
the soul from transmigration, and consequently a beatific
enfrachisement from the evils of wordly existence, as by
annihilation or absorption into the divine. See Buddhism.

Synonyms: eden, heaven, paradise, promised land, Shangri-la

See Also: beatification, beatitude, blessedness, part, region

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