dragon_heart wrote:I agree with Shin-seiki: “Extinction of Self” is a pretty good definition of Nirvana, although some Buddhist would say that definition is a little too nihilist. I have also heard Nirvana being defined as submitting to the universal void or becoming one with the universal mind. The Vendettas (one of the six philosophical sects of the Hindus) have a similar concept of separating one's soul (Atman) from the body. In order to achieve that state, you have to renounce all material things. You are also supposed to meditate, act virtuous and do some other things.
Sounds pretty hard....I tried meditating once, the more you try to clear your mind, the harder it is and then it seems like time just go really really slow. It was boring, I couldn't do it again. I know about if people need to reach Nirvana they have to give up all material things.....I could never do that
Originally posted on: 05-Oct-2003, 03:49 GMT