Is it an emotionless state?

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Today one of my students mentioned asked me in the class if nirvāṇa is an emotionless void. It is a common understanding of nirvāṇa from a nihilistic view.

I answered her no. With nirvāṇa, which literally means “blowing out of the flame,” we regain wisdom.

Why and how? Because it blows out and uncovers a flame of defilements, including the so-called…




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Eiji Suhara PhD

Eiji Suhara PhD

College Teacher, Philosopher, Religious Studies Scholar, Martial Artists, and Drummer. “Practicing” various types of meditation for long years.

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