Definition of nibbana in English:


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Pronunciation: /nɪˈbɑːnə


Another term for nirvana.
More example sentences
  • There can certainly be wise cloned humans, as well as foolish ones, ones that can follow the Dhamma and attain nibbana, ones that will have no interest, and so on.
  • A person who both meditates and possesses wisdom is close to nibbana.
  • This extract from the ‘Buddha's Path ’, by the Triple Gem Press, provides a useful contrast between nibbana and notions of heaven and God.


Pali nibbāna, from Sanskrit nirvāṇa (see nirvana).

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