What is nirvana?

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  1. Geo

    Geo Well-Known Member

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    "Beloved, now we are the sons, (children), of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that when He shall appear we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is."
    1 John 3:2
     
  2. wil

    wil UNeyeR1 Moderator

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    Dude...really? The one post you make that doesn't contain a matrix.reference or picture of some book or link to an nde site is a bible quote without discussion in an alternative section?
     
  3. Geo

    Geo Well-Known Member

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    Sorry...
    What if I say,
    "If Physicists see us as "frozen light"?
    What then about yourself?"
     
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  4. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Search, be your own guru.

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    Agree, speaking in a layman's language, we are THAT. All things are THAT only.
     
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  5. Geo

    Geo Well-Known Member

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    Aupmanyav, just wondering.
    What do you think I am saying when I quoted John's statement about Christ's atonement for the, "sin of the world."

    Here we are, all in the same boat. All of us. Due to, "The Fall".
     
  6. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Search, be your own guru.

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    Geo, I am an atheist of long standing and very definite views. I would rather read a science article than what John wrote.
    Neither there were any (original) sins not the death of Jesus atoned anything. I know what and where I will be after my death (probably in a hospital on a dissection table where medical students will be learning about human body). Nobody appears after death, and no two skeleton are alike.
     
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  7. Bhaktajan II

    Bhaktajan II Hare Krishna Yogi

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    Nirvana [lit., 'without qualities'] refers to the extinction of the Soul. Thus the extinction of one's ego and one's individual being.
    That witch was a "part" then merges with the absolute void.
     
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    Bhaktajan II Hare Krishna Yogi

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    Nirvana is revealed to be a temporary attainment due to the eternal nature of the individual soul's nature ---the soul is active and conscious by nature.
     
  9. Geo

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    Well then, I think that nature is much more vast than we can perceive here, in this organic state.
    I can agree with you about ego though.
    The survival instinct, and ego are primary here in this body.
    The misery in the world is the result of it.
     
  10. JonDD22

    JonDD22 Established Member

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    I know that the Zen Master Hakuin discussed samadhi and various samadhi experiences he had. And I know that some literature equates the samadhi experience to the nirvana experience.

    I think there may also be discussion of it in the writings of Swami Vivekananda and of Sri Ramakrishna.

    I recall reading that when some saints enter into the trance of nirvana, they tend to choose not to return to earth...whereas, if I recall, it is easier to come back to earth / life, after entering into samadhi.
     
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  11. Ella S.

    Ella S. Logoic Logician

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    I'm familiar with Hakuin's work. Out of all of the Zen masters I've read, I have the most respect for his teachings
     

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