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140+ Mindful Quotes About Nirvana

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



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.



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



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



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



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



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.

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.



Your mind is nirvana.



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



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



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



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.









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



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





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.



The more emphasis we put on wanting things to change, the more unpeaceful we will be. The more emphasis we put on accepting and having gratitude for 'What is' the closer we are to arriving at Nirvana.





Dream of the impossible: dream of surpassing yourself, dream of nirvana, dream of moksha, dream of the kingdom of God. Only then will you start working and moving towards it, and only then with that dream, will your feet have the quality of dance.



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







No label can define the immensity of your True nature. You are the awareness that precedes every label, the awareness that is perceiving these words and turning them into thoughts, the awareness that creates the world with every act of observation.







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.







We often try to force the experience we want to have, instead of allowing the experience we were meant to have, and in doing this, we miss out on gaining any new insight or understanding.





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









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





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











According to Zen Buddhists, all things have their existence in The Void. The Void is that which is no-thing, but contains all things within it, or as some Christian mystics state, "God is Nothing; He is Utterly Other; He is the VOID."



God is the ultimate ground of Being, and this ultimate ground of Being is YOU. For one who realizes their true nature as God, as Consciousness, life becomes a joy without end.











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.





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



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



In emptiness lies wholeness.



Every setback is a pitstop en route to nirvana.





The Matrix is everywhere-except in deep sleep.





To me -- the scientist, the preacher, the entrepreneur, the janitor, the showgirl, the sex worker and all others are one and the same human spirit in which I see the image of my own self.



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.



When true awareness is at play, the pedestrian becomes the path and the path becomes the pedestrian -- the aware becomes the awareness and awareness becomes the aware.





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



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.



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



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.



Nirvana is where you are, provided you don't object to it.



Only when the seeker is lost, the truth is there. Seek, and you will miss. Seek not, and you will find. The very seeking becomes a barrier to truth, to the ultimate experience.











The purpose of life is the lesson.





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







Nirvana is entire body experience of complete knowingness that our lives are enriched with abundance in the present moment and that it will continue to be going forward.



Meditation, godliness, enlightenment, nirvana, they all came into being through love, because through love a glimpse was achieved. And when the glimpse was there, daring souls went on an adventure to find the source from where this glimpse comes.



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







Your true being, as Consciousness, is ever at peace, ever at rest, eternally existing in the dimension of here and now. It is the formless and eternal quality within you that expresses itself through the world of form.



The more a person is united within himself or herself and inwardly simple, the more and higher things he or she understands, because he or she receives the light of understanding from within.



The modern scientist attempts to step outside of himself in order to observe himself, an attempt that is always doomed to failure. You cannot make an object out of your subjective experience, but you know that consciousness exists, simply because you exist.









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





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.





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







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.



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





Everything exists as information in a field of infinite possibilities, and it is our Consciousness that renders the information and causes it to appear as the material world.



Everything we perceive to be solid and static is made up of almost entirely empty space.









All of Nature follows perfectly geometric laws. The Ancient Egyptian, Greek, Peruvian, Mayan, and Chinese cultures were well aware of this, as Phi--known as the Golden Ratio or Golden Mean--was used in the constructions of their sculptures and architecture.



True Love is when you are able to see yourself in another, when you recognize that there is no separation between you and any other Being in the Universe.





You may see the light, but the light is not the result of your eyesight.



Once you are alive to liberation, liberation would be alive in you.





You may discover that when there is no resistance to totally being in hell, heaven opens up and samsara reveals its true nature as nirvana.



The way to Nirvana sublime;
Tread the way to end the play,
Now is the moment in time.
Tread it now or tread it never
Know thou weary traveller,
Spread the happy news far and near;
The Mara's reign is over.









The extinction of desire, the extinction of hatred, the extinction of illusion. … The extinction of 'thirst' is Nibbāna.



Nirvana; closing the eyes to see the world inside.








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