Locality of nibbanna

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Re: Locality of nibbanna

Post by dimeo » Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:58 am

invisiblediamond wrote:Nir means no. Vana means waves. Silence. Stillness.
I practice so that instead of fearing death, I become comfortable with the fact that one day I will reach nirvana. All phenomena that arises will cease. That's you and me. Death has an unpleasant ring to it, but nirvana sounds rather pleasant. =)

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Re: Locality of nibbanna

Post by PadmaVonSamba » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:03 am

Nirvana is a real place, and I have been there. Here is a photo to prove it.
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Profile Picture: "The Foaming Monk"
The Chinese characters are Fo (buddha) and Ming (bright). The image is of a student of Buddhism, who, imagining himself to be a monk, and not understanding the true meaning of the words takes the sound of the words literally. Likewise, People on web forums sometime seem to be foaming at the mouth.
Original painting by P.Volker /used by permission.

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