Nirvana

Published: 10.05.2005
Updated: 17.01.2012
Alias(es)
Nirvāna, Nirvāṇa

(Sanskrit) has many literal meanings, including to extinguish, to blow out, cessation, annihilation.

In Jain metaphysics Nirvana is the state of final liberation (moksha) where the soul dwells forever in a state of purity, omniscience and bliss.

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