Man has to unlock several doors and cross many obstacles in order to achieve Nirvana or Moksha (union of human soul with the universal divinity). According to the traditions and holy scriptures, these relate to the renunciation of materialistic pleasures of the world, forfeiting our relationships and human bonding, and control over our emotions.
Nirvana is also said to be the highest state of being and existence for mankind. To me, this definition works very well. Why? Because, like others, i too am little selfish in choosing what i know works very well for me. So, is there a particular instance or state when i feel that way? O yes, definitely. I feel the highest state of being when i travel as if there is no tomorrow, when my camera is tucked beside me, always ready at an opportunity and when the conversation with local people – completely strangers to me – bring our hearts closer. This is when my soul gets satiated with the universal divinity. Travelling liberates me from my vices and biases. It gives me a quintessential sense of dimension that this is a big world with lots of places to visit and that one life is so insufficient to see and do everything that my heart desires. In other words, my definition is the complete antithesis to the idea of Nirvana. But who cares.
What is your definition of Nirvana? When do you feel the highest state of being? Is there anything in particular that you want to share with us. Express yourself. We are waiting for your thoughts. Thank you.