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Old 08-23-2010, 10:21 AM   #1
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Default Explain the Buddhism idea of (nibbāna) nirvana

Without using Google, wiki etc. Explain what you KNOW about it.

I'm studying it at the moment, and I want to see what people's idea of nirvana is. I had a preconceived idea of nirvana, and I was way off.
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:46 AM   #2
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Default Re: Explain the Buddhism idea of (nibbāna) nirvana

Without using Google and just based on old Monkey King stories, I thought it's a place that boddhisatva creates where every human being is enlightened. Humans who realize that worldly things means nothing and has lose all attachment to it. He basically has reached a higher state of being (godly?) and can now live with others like him. Probably wrong but that's my take on it.
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Nice. You actually have a good understanding of it.

I assumed it was heaven for the enlightened. I've been reading a lot about it, and it's basically being able to be so enlightened you no longer suffer in any regard. You stop being reborn, and live a "perfect" life.

Beyond suffering. That's pretty epic.

Edit: I'd rep you, but I've given out too much.
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Default Re: Explain the Buddhism idea of (nibbāna) nirvana

The universe is one life energy, currently you've forgotten this and attached yourself to a human body, nirvana is what happens when you leave living behind (and the cycle of reincarnation) and rejoin that one universal life energy.
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Yeah my understanding is that you are reborn indefinitely until you achieve the enlightened state. I think Nirvana is the ultimate goal of humanity but that the Buddha is the only known human to ever achieve it.
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The universe is one life energy, currently you've forgotten this and attached yourself to a human body, nirvana is what happens when you leave living behind (and the cycle of reincarnation) and rejoin that one universal life energy.

I like this one. Don't you have to have lived your last life in the cycle basically sin-(for lack of a better word) free?
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Yeah my understanding is that you are reborn indefinitely until you achieve the enlightened state. I think Nirvana is the ultimate goal of humanity but that the Buddha is the only known human to ever achieve it.
Pretty sure Bodhisattvas also have reached enlightenment but remain in the earthly realm to help guide others.
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Default Re: Explain the Buddhism idea of (nibbāna) nirvana

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Without using Google and just based on old Monkey King stories, I thought it's a place that boddhisatva creates where every human being is enlightened. Humans who realize that worldly things means nothing and has lose all attachment to it. He basically has reached a higher state of being (godly?) and can now live with others like him. Probably wrong but that's my take on it.
Thats a pretty good description. We read Siddhartha for Senior year english so we naturally talked about Buddhism quite a bit for in class discussion.
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I like this one. Don't you have to have lived your last life in the cycle basically sin-(for lack of a better word) free?

No, you need to detach yourself from the entire concept of moralism.
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No, you need to detach yourself from the entire concept of moralism.

So be neither good nor evil?
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Default Re: Explain the Buddhism idea of (nibbāna) nirvana

Nirvana is a level of awareness and enlightenment you reach through meditation that makes you see the world for what it really is and stops all desires and suffering.

*edit: its not an actual place, but a metaphor
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Default Re: Explain the Buddhism idea of (nibbāna) nirvana

Don't think about it.
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look inside the glass, mofo.


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look inside the glass, mofo.





Very old thread of mine. I was happy to see people not using Google, unheard of in 2014!

BTW, who has ownership of my old account?
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dude in my experience, and I'm sort of an expert on this, nirvana can only be attained while being high on chronic. i mean you can sit under a tree and go 'ommm' all you want for hours, and the only thing that would happen is that you would feel a little sleepy when you come back from it. i mean the whole point of meditating is that you don't think about anything at all. what's the point of that. just go to deep sleep if you want to do that. i think meditating evolved before humans discovered drugs. and now that we have drugs, meditating is just reserved to wanna be medieval beta pha ggo ts.

the real thing to do in todays time is to smoke weed and watch some Black Dynomyte. I didn't used to do drugs but then finally decided to buy some chronic off of this guy at my gym and smoked it and turned on the tv to comedy central to watch some Black Dynomyte. That was the best experience of my life. I am pretty sure i have never laughed so hard in my life. Not even when Ross became a lecturing professor in Friends and his friends attended his lectures. Now i know that that was the most hilarious instance in modern tv history in the history of any tvs in the galaxy of the human beings, but even that didn't compare to watching Black Dynomyte while high on chronic.

I mean it was the show where there was a black guy with a huge ***** and he does shows where he dances for women and then he does a show and he comes out and he gets assasinated and they kill him and chop off his ***** off with a saw meant for cutting trees, cuse it that big. and then black dynomyte gets on the case and he starts investigating and he puts one of his friends on it and that guy is a poet/singer and he starts singing and gets into porn undercover to catch the killer and then every time he makes a rhyme and girls panties start dropping. i mean all he does his say things and the panities, they start dropping. they actually show girls standing and listening to his words and their panties start dropping. they actually show it. so the girls panties drop and the dude makes it huge and goes off the tangent Black Dynomyte put him on and Black Dynomyte gets pissed off and then Black Dynomyte confronts him and he blows him off and Black Dynomyte gets pissed off and goes away and then the killers with the chainsaw come back to kill that dude and that dude wishes he hadn't blown Black Dynomyte off but then Black Dynomyte comes back and kills that killer dude and saves that poet/singer dude's ***** from the killer and saves the day and then more girls panites drop.

I mean how do you comprehend that? How da phuck do you actually process all of that sh it in your brain high on chronic? You don't. you just sit there in awe of what you just witnessed and chalk it up to another incredible life experience. Thats what you do. You just say that you achieved Nirvana
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