The eruption of Reventador in the eastern Andes of Ecuador [2880x1920]
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"Pleasure and pain lost their sway over me. I was free from desire and fear. I found myself full, needing nothing. I saw that in the ocean of pure awareness, on the surface of the universal consciousness, the numberless waves of the phenomenal worlds arise and subside beginninglessly and endlessly. As consciousness, they are all me. As events they are all mine. There is a mysterious power that looks after them. That power is awareness, Self, Life, God, whatever name you give it. It is the foundation, the ultimate support of all that is, just like gold is the basis for all gold jewellery. And it is so intimately ours! Abstract the name and shape from the jewellery and the gold becomes obvious. Be free of name and form and of the desires and fears they create, then what remains?"
Nisargadatta Maharaj (via panatmansam)
It’s all a matter of perspective
1. Buddhism: the final beatitude that transcends suffering, karma, and samsara through the extinction of desire and individual consciousness
2. Hinduism*: salvation through the union of Atman with Brahma; moksha.
3. a place or state characterised by freedom from or oblivion to pain, worry, and the external world.
Etymology: Sanskrit nirvāṇa, “extinction”, literally “a blowing out”