Characteristics of Nirvana?

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Characteristics of Nirvana?

Post by Tirisilex » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:54 am

Are these characteristics of Nirvana? Omniscience, Omnipotence, and Omnipresence? are there other things I'm missing?

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Re: Characteristics of Nirvana?

Post by diamind » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:28 am

Tirisilex wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:54 am
Are these characteristics of Nirvana? Omniscience, Omnipotence, and Omnipresence? are there other things I'm missing?
none of the above.

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Re: Characteristics of Nirvana?

Post by Tirisilex » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:59 am

What are the characteristics of Nirvana?

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Re: Characteristics of Nirvana?

Post by Tirisilex » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:04 am

This kind of answers my question:
"While no Buddha is a creator of the universe or its suffering, as they are naturally and collectively and individually sustained by the karma we create, the Buddhas have perfect compassion (omnibenevolence) for all beings and wisdom (omniscience) of all physical and mental phenomena. Although they do not have boundless power (omnipotence) to eradicate all suffering in one go, they are nevertheless the most powerful ones possible – with immeasurable meritorious virtues and inconceivable supernormal powers from total mastery of their minds. "

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Re: Characteristics of Nirvana?

Post by odysseus » Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:26 pm

Nirvana, alone - is peace.

One of the four seals.
Let a man not seek for the respect of his peers, but let him seek wisdom.

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Re: Characteristics of Nirvana?

Post by diamind » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:08 pm

Tirisilex wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:59 am
What are the characteristics of Nirvana?
One characteristic is it's beyond characteristics.

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Re: Characteristics of Nirvana?

Post by diamind » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:10 pm

Tirisilex wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:04 am
This kind of answers my question:
"While no Buddha is a creator of the universe or its suffering, as they are naturally and collectively and individually sustained by the karma we create, the Buddhas have perfect compassion (omnibenevolence) for all beings and wisdom (omniscience) of all physical and mental phenomena. Although they do not have boundless power (omnipotence) to eradicate all suffering in one go, they are nevertheless the most powerful ones possible – with immeasurable meritorious virtues and inconceivable supernormal powers from total mastery of their minds. "
No this answers a different question.

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Re: Characteristics of Nirvana?

Post by Vasana » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:04 pm

http://www.wisdompubs.org/blog/201412/d ... ts-nirvana

HH Dalai Lama on the 4 aspects of Nirvana.

BTW, it sounds more like you're asking about the qualities of the trikaya or of the 6 or 10 powers of a Buddha.

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