Nirvananagara, Nirvāṇanagara, Nirvana-nagara: 1 definition



Nirvananagara means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Nirvāṇanagara (निर्वाणनगर) refers to the “city of Nirvāṇa”, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 32.—Accordingly, “the thirty-seven auxiliaries (bodhipākṣika) are the path (mārga) leading to nirvāṇa. When one follows this path, one reaches the city of Nirvāṇa (nirvāṇagara [Nirvāṇanagara?]). The city of Nirvāṇa has three gates (dvāra), emptiness (śūnyatā), signlessness (ānimitta) and wishlessness (apraṇihita)”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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