Nirvana (Jainism)

Nirvana (Jainism)

Nirvāṇa (Sanskrit: निर्वाण; Prakrit: णिव्वाण Nivvāṇa) in Jainism means final release from the karmic bondage. When an enlightened human, such as an Arihant or a Tirthankara extinguishes his remaining aghatiya karmas and thus ends his worldly existence, it is called nirvāṇa. Technically, the death of an Arihant is called nirvāṇa of the arihant, as he has ended his worldly existence and attained liberation. Moksa, that is to say, liberation follows nirvāṇa. An Arihant becomes a siddha, the liberated one, after attaining nirvana. However, the word nirvāṇa is often used to mean moksa, as well. Hence nirvāṇa means:

  1. Death of an Arihant, who becomes liberated thereafter, and
  2. Moksa

Read more about Nirvana (Jainism):  Description of Nirvāṇa of A Tirthankara in Jain Texts, Nirvāṇa As Moksa, See Also

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