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The Wanderer

When the wanderer Jambukhaadaka asked his uncle, the Venerable Saariputta, what the word “nibbaana” means, the Venerable Saariputta replied that nibbaana is the extinction of greed, hate, and delusion.

But nibbaana is not the mere extinction of these defilements. It is a state to be attained in this very existence by the extinction of greed, hate, and delusion.

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/mendis/wheel322.html#nibbaana

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