Nirvana - an essential subject

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The word 'Nirvana' is usually associated to achieving liberation and reaching heaven; a state of being peaceful and blissful. Achieving this state of liberation is advocated in the Buddhist philosophy. Lord Buddha explains that Nirvana is to get rid of material desires, to completely abolish them. However, spiritual progress does not end by just getting rid of these desires; a void exists after reaching such a state. Since the majority of Lord Buddha's followers were unintelligent people (who had to be taught basic principles such as nonviolence), he did not explain that after nirvana comes the bramajyoti effulgence of the Lord (where one achieves eternity), and much higher than that, the abode of the Supreme Personality of Godhead (Lord Krishna).

Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Nirvana category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 8 quotes.



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