Meaning of NIRVANA in English

— nirvanic , adj.

/nir vah"neuh, -van"euh, neuhr-/ , n.

1. ( often cap. ) Pali, nibbana . Buddhism. freedom from the endless cycle of personal reincarnations, with their consequent suffering, as a result of the extinction of individual passion, hatred, and delusion: attained by the Arhat as his goal but postponed by the Bodhisattva.

2. ( often cap. ) Hinduism. salvation through the union of Atman with Brahma; moksha.

3. a place or state characterized by freedom from or oblivion to pain, worry, and the external world.

[ 1830-40; nirvana ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .