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Welcome to our collection of thought-provoking quotes about nirvana. We hope you enjoy and gain from studying them - please share with anyone else you know who might be interested.

We mean nirvana the spiritual concept, not Nirvana the band. If you looking for the band, we have a collection of Kurt Cobain quotes here: Kurt Cobain Quotes.

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There's no glamour in Nirvana, no glamour at all, in fact.

--Michael Azerrad
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The purpose of life, as far as I can tell, is to find a mode of being that’s so meaningful that the fact that life is suffering is no longer relevant.

--Jordan Peterson
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The state of nirvana means the blown-out state -- the relieved state - the sigh of relief. Nirvana may be translated into English as WHEW!

--Alan Watts
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Nirvana means to extinguish the burning fires of the Three Poisons: greed, anger, and ignorance. This can be accomplished by letting go of dissatisfaction.

--Shinjo Ito
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Buddhists talk about nirvana in very much the same terms as monotheists describe God.

--Karen Armstrong
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He who walks in the eightfold noble path with unswerving determination is sure to reach Nirvana.

--Gautama Buddha

Longer Version:

The self, when confined into the usual wakeful state of consciousness, is human, but when enters into the transcendental state of Absolute Oneness, becomes God. Basically, the human and the God are two sides of the same coin. Or to be more specific, the human self and the God self are both creations of molecules in the human brain.


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Your mind is nirvana.

--Bodhidharma
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Nirvana is not the blowing out of the candle. It is the extinguishing of the flame because day is come.

--Rabindranath Tagore
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I dare us to give up -- maybe we'll reach nirvana by the time we're sixty.

--Hanako Stephens
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There is nothing we could add to that which has already been created....perfection.

--Vivian Amis
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We seek love in relationships, peace in security, and joy in material things...but these feelings are divine and not dependent on any outer circumstances.

--Vivian Amis



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Your dream is to feel good; God's dream is for you to do good.

--Shannon L. Alder
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He was able to sit in silence for long stretches without feeling a need to make small talk.

--Charles R. Cross

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A culture which doesn't believe in region and religion is like a rock music, noise for old generation and nirvana for the young ones.

--Megha Khare



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When you are aligned with the truth of who you truly are, then you experience bliss.

--Vivian Amis





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If Christ attained the state of Absolute Divinity, so can you. And once you do, then only you will understand the true meaning of Religion and God.

--Abhijit Naskar




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Subject and object are not separate--so-called objective reality is projected by our subjective Consciousness.

--Joseph P. Kauffman



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You do not have an existence independent of your environment, but rather you are your environment, and your environment is you.

--Joseph P. Kauffman

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Samsara is one flower. Nirvana is another flower. Enlightenment happens when both the flowers blooms.

--Amit Ray










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You are just as connected to the Universe as a finger is to a hand, or as a branch is to a tree. The entire cosmos is expressing itself through your being.

--Joseph P. Kauffman

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Meditation is not what your mind does: whether it is silent or not. Meditation is what you do with your mind.

--Satish Tripathi
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The day you realize your emptiness, will be the day you realize your wholeness.

--Abhijit Naskar
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In emptiness lies wholeness.

--Abhijit Naskar
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Every setback is a pitstop en route to nirvana.

--Stewart Stafford

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The Matrix is everywhere-except in deep sleep.

--Bert McCoy


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Changing the family given name to a Sanskrit based name, doesn't make a person either free or holy -- by doing so, one only exchanges one prison for another.

--Abhijit Naskar


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Don't just sit there trying to make a sense of this world. Be a part of the nonsense.

--Vineet Raj Kapoor
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I just want to sleep the sleep of ages, to know again the Great Rest, the perpetual bliss, to hear the songs the stars sing on the shores of the great sea.

--Roger Zelazny
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The man who cares about nothing is either depressed or in a constant state of nirvana.

--Marty Rubin
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I confronted my demons and one day I stood in front of myself.
I confronted (each of) my demons and (finally one day) I was standing in front of myself.

--Vineet Raj Kapoor
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Nirvana is where you are, provided you don't object to it.

--Alan Watts





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The purpose of life is the lesson.

--Shannon L. Alder

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Pray within.
Stay within.
Seek, find the Within.
For, there's no heaven or hell or god anywhere but herein.

--Fakeer Ishavardas




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The transcendental state of Absolute Oneness sets the human mind free.

--Abhijit Naskar








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The human self and the God self are both creations of molecules in the human brain.

--Abhijit Naskar

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Until we heal the root cause of our suffering, and awaken to our true nature, our inherent confusion will continue to manifest itself in the world around us.

--Joseph P. Kauffman

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Nirvana is too simple an experience to be depicted by diagrams.

--Abhijit Naskar


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Those drugs were either going to bring me nirvana or they were going to kill me. I was sure of it. And I was comfortable with it.

--Joss Sheldon
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That truth which cannot be lived in daily life, cannot be true.

--Satish Tripathi


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