Nirupadhiśeṣa-nirvāṇa

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Nirupadhiśeṣa-nirvāṇa (Skt.; Pāli, anupadisesa-nibbāna). Nirvāna with no lingering conditions remaining—as opposed to nirvāna which is attained, but with residual shadows of previous existence still continuing. The latter condition means that the Buddha can be completely enlightened, but his bodily appearance continues, so that he can, for example, teach others. Parinirvāṇa is then the attainment of complete nirvāna at death (though parinirvāṇa can also mean nirvāna before death, hence the present term). Cf., but contrast, the Mahāyāna pratiṣṭhita-nirvāna.

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