You Can Experience Nirvana

enlightenment presence Jun 11, 2018
 
“We do not see that our life right here, right now, is nirvana. Maybe we think that nirvana is a place where there are no problems, no more delusions. Maybe we think nirvana is something very beautiful, something unattainable. We always think nirvana is something very different from our own life.”

– Taizan Maezumi

 

In Buddhism, nirvana is freedom from suffering and desire. It is transcending the ego and experiencing the true nature of reality. 

When suffering and fear fall away, we experience pure joy and bliss. We lose our sense of an individual self, we understand our connectedness to everything and experience the enlightened state of nirvana.

Although some believe you need to join a monastery and study for years to experience it, nirvana is attainable to anyone. It is attainable to you, right now.

Take a mindful breath and be present to what is occurring in this exact moment in your life. Be present while you read these very words.

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