Nirvana is constantly defined in them as supreme happiness.
east of Bamian, representing Sakya Buddha entering Nirvana, i.e.
NIRVANA, the term in Buddhist theology, meaning literally " blowing out " or " dying out," Skt.
He had attained to Nirvana, had become clear in his mind, a Buddha, an Enlightened One.
Perhaps the most frequent in the Buddhist text is Arahatship," the state of him who is worthy "; and the one exclusively used in Europe is Nirvana, the" dying out "; that is, the dying out in the heart of the fell fire of the three cardinal sins - sensuality, ill-will and stupidity.'° The choice of this term by European writers, a choice made long before anyof the Buddhist canonical texts had been published or translated, has had a most unfortunate result.