The word Nirvana literally means “going out” in Sanskrit.
It’s the state of bliss that Buddhists work to attain.
Many Buddhists describe it as a state of being completely devoid of desire and want.
In Hindu philosophy, Nirvana is the union with the Supreme being through moksha.
In the Buddhist context, Nirvana refers to the blowing out of the fires of greed, hatred, and delusion.
In the Dhammapada, the Buddha says that Nirvana is “the highest happiness”, one that is enduring and transcendental.
The Samputa states:
“Undefiled by lust and emotional impurities, unclouded by any dualistic perceptions, this superior mind is indeed the supreme nirvana.”