Through the practice and achievement of the four sublime states of unconditional love, compassion, sympathetic joy, and serenity, a person can obtain rebirth in the Brahma world. These four sublime states are the basis for all Buddhist practices.
(The Sanskrit term "Brahman" is neuter and derives from a stem that means "great.") The name Brahman was enlarged in the Upanishads to imply a divine reality at the center of things. It includes both subject and object, infinity and immortality. At one level it is pure consciousness without a substratum, but also beyond space and time. It is eternal, infinite, omnipresent, and omniscient. It is the ground of all being and knowledge. It is identical with Sanat Kumara (see below).
Brahman is not a person or a group of people, nor is it a concept. It cannot be identified, neither can its absence be proved. It is impossible to have a relationship with something that is infinite and immutable. Yet this incomprehensible absolute is the foundation of everything that exists, including yourself. It is the source of life and light, energy and existence. Without it there would be no earth, no heaven, and no us. It is the only truth that underlies and unites all religions.
In Christianity, God is said to be "a spirit," which some believe to mean that he/she/it cannot be physically perceived. However, just because something cannot be seen does not mean that it is not real.
Nirvana, like paradise, is a realm of ultimate serenity and bliss. In Hinduism and Buddhism, nirvana is the ultimate state that a human may achieve, a state of enlightenment in which all of a person's unique wants and suffering are removed. Achieving nirvana entails letting go of worldly emotions such as misery and desire. It also requires dispelling the delusion that oneself is different from others, and seeing reality as it is: that all beings are equal and interdependent. Finally, it requires releasing attachment to the idea of a self that is separate from others and the world, which prevents one from reaching enlightenment.
In Tibetan Buddhism, Nirvana is described as "the absence of grasping after phenomena." Grasping or clinging to phenomena such as happiness, anger, and pain prevents one from reaching enlightenment. The path toward Nirvana involves removing these attachments by learning how to live without craving happiness, anger, or pain in one's life.
In Jainism, Nirvana is said to be free from attachment, aversion, and conduct that produce further birth and death. It is achieved when the soul completely dissolves into infinite space.
The word "nirvana" comes from the Sanskrit words naravantana, meaning "release from the cycle of rebirth," "liberation," or "freedom."
According to Buddhist doctrine, there are three levels of nirvana.
In Buddhism, the condition of perfect pleasure and peace, where there is freedom from all types of suffering, is referred to as a "state or place of tremendous happiness and peace." The Pali word for this state is nirvana.
Buddha taught about this blissful state called Nirvana. He said that if we want to be free from suffering we must try to reach this state called Nirvana. In other words, we need to escape from the cycle of death and rebirth.
How do we do this? Buddha taught many ways. For example, he taught us how to end our own pain and suffering by following the Eightfold Path: Right View, Right Intention, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Effort, and Meditation.
Nirvana is not only for those who have chosen to follow a spiritual path but everyone else too. Even if you have not found a way to end your own suffering, you will still be reborn. But after every lifetime, you will become more aware of your true nature and you will continue to release negative emotions which create friction with other people's energy field causing them to react negatively towards you. So over time, your desire to be reunited with your loved ones will increase and that's why it's important to make an effort to connect with others.
The term "Mahaparinirvana" typically refers to the ultimate state of Nirvana (eternal, highest peace and happiness) attained by an Awakened Being (Buddha) or "arhat" at the moment of physical death, when the mundane skandhas (constituent elements of the ordinary body and mind) are shed and only the Buddhic skandhas remain. However, it can also refer to the final nirvanic experience of a living person who has not yet achieved enlightenment.
In other words, Mahaparinirvana means liberation from the cycle of rebirths in one of its highest forms - Parinirvāna - the extinction of fire. This final release happens just after death. No new life as such is being created, only the old one is coming to an end. The Buddha himself explained this concept in detail in his last sermon before he died: "At the time of my passing away, you will all be released. You will have no further existence because all formations will cease."
In general, people use the word "Nirvana" to describe someone who has reached enlightenment and passed away. But Buddhism teaches that everyone will eventually reach this state, so there will never be another samsara (the endless cycle of birth and death) again. When this happens, the person has achieved true freedom from suffering. They are no longer reborn, because there are no more formations to form new lives for them. Instead, they are free from desire and fear, and live in total peace and harmony with everything.
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Mysticism is the practice of seeking enlightenment by quiet reflection and deliberate contemplation of ideas and principles that are believed to guide us toward truth and reality. The word comes from the Greek mystes, which means "one who knows," and the study of mysticism involves exploring how much we really know about life and our place in it.
Modern scholars often use the term in a broad sense, to describe any form of spirituality that does not involve organized religion. In this book, we will be focusing on two forms of mysticism: philosophical mysticism and religious mysticism.
People have been fascinated with mysticism for thousands of years. Ancient philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle discussed different types of mystics in their work. Medieval scholars developed many terms related to mysticism, including "ecstasy" and "enthousiasmos." Modern scholars continue this tradition by using terminology such as "transcendental consciousness" and "mystical experience."