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    Default The Path To Nirvana

    Today I will be talking about "Nirvana." When a person thinks of the word "Nirvana" the first thought that most likely pops into their mind is the popular grunge band "Nirvana" formed in 1987.

    However not many people question as to what the word "Nirvana" actually means; Nirvana is when a single person reaches enlightenment and their mind becomes filled with the ultimate sense of peace and happiness. This state of mind is free from all negative emotions such as hate, anger, jealously,suffering etc. It is the "ultimate form of happiness."

    Nirvana is not something you can merely buy or obtain, it is something that you must completely understand.

    5 basic principals that a person must comply to in their pathway to obtaining Nirvana:

    1. I undertake the training rule to abstain from taking life.
    2. I undertake the training rule to abstain from taking what is not given.
    3. I undertake the training rule to abstain from sexual misconduct.
    4. I undertake the training rule to abstain from false speech.
    5. I undertake the training rule to abstain from fermented drink that causes heedlessness.

    Those principals can be divided into sub-categories as well. It seems as though you have to be a complete saint in order obtain this spiritual enlightenment. Seemingly involving actions that are completely opposite of the average North American way of thinking; this does not at all surprise me. Sticking to these 5 basic principals is a test of ones will power; since most people don't have a strong will it leaves me to believe that not everyone can obtain Nirvana and that only a small handful of people are able to. If however a person is actually able to obtain Nirvana then they should be looked upon as a very special and rare type of person, they overcame humanities ultimate weakness.

    Themselves.

    So now I ask you guys, what do you think about this? Do you think such complete sense of happiness actually exists? Or perhaps you believe in something similar to this?

    Nothing I say is a fact, it is all left up to the reader to decide whether they wish to believe it or not.

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    I believe that people can have that peace of mind and happiness, but that very few people have ever achieved true Nirvana. It takes a lot of mental strength to refrain yourself from activities that would normally just be Human nature (killing, sex, etc.).

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    is this the hindu path to nirvana? because i used to be a buddhist and i remember none of this in the eightfold path nor the four noble truths lol. btw i follow the path to bodhi

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    Nirvana is one of my favorite bands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoptartHunter View Post
    I believe that people can have that peace of mind and happiness, but that very few people have ever achieved true Nirvana. It takes a lot of mental strength to refrain yourself from activities that would normally just be Human nature (killing, sex, etc.).
    Word, completely agree.

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    Sorry for the 'gravedig', but I wasn't expecting this to turn out the way it is. Looks like I, as well as many people, judged it by the title.

    I've been thinking heavily about this lately... what is happiness? It seems I can't find a true, unformal description for it. You watch a movie and see someone walking down the street whistling all happy, then get hit by a car. Is this the definition of hapiness?

    Of course not, hollywood lies.

    It seems very few people, as mentioned in the post, achieve 'Nirvana.' I actually don't think I can name one person, truthfully. You have those who seem happy, but that is usually not the case.

    To get over lifes temptations, and human instincts is happiness? I would find it... well... not what people imagine happy is. It would be hard, id always have to concentrate on my actions, my thoughts, plan my actions, etc. And what we call hapiness just doesn't fit.

    My seminary teacher, although I dislike the class, always used to say 'Wickedness never was hapiness.' I like that quote because its inspiring... but yet again, what is hapiness?

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    Only xadzer would make a post like this.

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    what falls under "sexual misconduct"?

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    Both Hindus and Buddhists believe in Nirvana. In both religions, Nirvana is achieved differently. Really fascinating stuff, I remember going over religions in World Geo.

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