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Parinirvana

([P] parinibbāna) In Buddhism, it is the nirvanic state after the death of an enlightened being such as a Buddha. It is spoken of as “nirvāna without remains,” and should be distinguished from paranirvāna found in theosophical writings which refer to the state during cosmic rest or mahā-pralaya.

See also NIRVĀNA; PARANIRVĀNA.

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