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Nirvana = an enlightened state of mind in which the 3 fires of greed (lobha), hatred (dosa) and ignorance (moha) are extinguished. 

>When someone reaches Nirvana or Nibbana all selfish craving is gone and they no longer respond to experiences of pain or pleasure in ways that unenlightened people respond to suffering or craving. 

For example if someone close to them dies they won't crave for them to return but instead will understand the universal truths of anicca - nothing lasts forever + anatta - there is no fixed self, soul or essence and so they will fully accept that this is the way things are. 

>According to Buddhism, being unenlightened is like sailing on a rough ocean - one minute you are riding the crest…


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