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Definition of the noun nirvana

What does nirvana mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • nirvana: nirvanas
  • Nirvana: Nirvanas

  1. (Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of desire and suffering and individual consciousness
  2. any place of complete bliss and delight and peace

Groups

  1. Nirvana was an American rock band that was formed by singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana went through a succession of drummers, the longest-lasting being Dave Grohl, who joined the band in 1990. Despite releasing only three full-length studio albums in their seven-year career, Nirvana has come to be regarded as one of the most influential and important rock bands of the modern era.
    • also known as Nirvana US
    • members:
    • genres: Punk rock, Grunge, Alternative rock, Rock music, Hardcore punk
    • albums: "Bleach", "Blew", "Sliver", "Smells Like Teen Spirit", "Nevermind", "Hormoaning", "Lithium", "Incesticide", "Come as You Are", "In Bloom", "Heart‐Shaped Box", "In Utero", "All Apologies", "Pennyroyal Tea", "About a Girl", "MTV Unplugged in New York", "From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah", "Best of the Best", "With the Lights Out", "Sliver: The Best of the Box", "Gold", "Into the Black", "Live at Duffy's", "Singles", "Love Buzz", "Nevermind It's an Interview", "Incesticide/In Utero Box Sets", "Love & Death", "ICON", "Rags to Riches", "Polly", "Smells Like Teen Spirit 2003", "The Man Who Sold the World", "The Nirvana", "Live", "Marie", "Total Fucking Godhead", "Your Opinion", "Acoustic", "Beauty and Power", "Coming Down Heavy", "Pack of 4", "The Ghost of Seattle", "The Triple Platinum", "Before We Ever Minded", "Down With Me", "Grunge Is Dead", "Seventh Heaven", "Heart Shaped Box, Volume 2", "It's Better to Burn Out Than to Fade Away..."
    • some of the nominations and awards:
        • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album - "Nevermind"
        • nominated to NME Award for Best Single - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
        • NME Award for Best Single - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
        • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Rock Song - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
        • nominated to MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
        • nominated to MTV Video Music Award for Viewer's Choice - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
        • nominated to MTV Video Music Award for Artist to Watch - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
        • nominated to MTV Video Music Award for Best Alternative Video - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
        • nominated to American Music Award for Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock New Artist
        • MTV Video Music Award for Artist to Watch - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
        • MTV Video Music Award for Best Alternative Video - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
        • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album - "In Utero"
        • nominated to MTV Video Music Award for Best Alternative Video - "In Bloom"
        • nominated to Brit Award for International Group
        • nominated to Brit Award for International Breakthrough Act
        • nominated to Echo Award for Best International Rock/Pop Group
        • MTV Video Music Award for Best Alternative Video - "In Bloom"
        • Brit Award for International Breakthrough Act
        • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal - "All Apologies"
        • nominated to MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year - "Heart-Shaped Box"
        • nominated to MTV Video Music Award for Viewer's Choice - "Heart-Shaped Box"
        • nominated to MTV Video Music Award for Best Alternative Video - "Heart-Shaped Box"
        • nominated to MTV Video Music Award for Best Art Direction - "Heart-Shaped Box" (Art Director: Bernadette Disanto)
        • nominated to MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography - "Heart-Shaped Box" (Director of Photography: John Mathieson)
        • nominated to Brit Award for International Group
        • MTV Video Music Award for Best Alternative Video - "Heart-Shaped Box"
        • MTV Video Music Award for Best Art Direction - "Heart-Shaped Box" (Art Director: Bernadette Disanto)
        • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album - "MTV Unplugged in New York"
        • nominated to American Music Award for Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist
        • Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album - "MTV Unplugged in New York"
        • American Music Award for Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist
        • nominated to NME Award for Best Single Ever - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
        • NME Award for Best Single Ever - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
        • nominated to NME Award for Best Music Video - "You Know You're Right"
        • nominated to NME Award for Best DVD - "With the Lights Out"
        • nominated to NME Award for Best DVD - "Nirvana: Unplugged in New York"
        • NME Award for Best DVD - "Nirvana: Unplugged in New York"
        • nominated to NME Award for Best DVD - "Live at Reading"
        • nominated to NME Award for Best Reissue - "Nevermind"
        • nominated to NME Award for Best Reissue - "In Utero"
    • official website: www.nirvana.com
  2. Nirvana were a United Kingdom-based progressive rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Though the band achieved only limited commercial success, they were acclaimed both by music industry professionals and by critics. In 1985, the band reformed. The members of the original Nirvana took Kurt Cobain to court over the name, eventually reaching a settlement. Patrick Campbell-Lyons also stated that Nevermind had a very similar cover to Simon Simopath.
  3. Nirvana is a musical group.
    • album: "Nirvana"

There are other groups with in their name, like Nirvana 2002 and Approaching Nirvana.

People

  1. Nirvana a.k.a. Kurt Cobain: Kurt Donald Cobain was an American musician who was best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter of the grunge band Nirvana. Cobain formed Nirvana with Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1985 and established it as part of the Seattle music scene, having its debut album Bleach released on the independent record label Sub Pop in 1989.
  2. Nirvana a.k.a. Dave Grohl: David Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and producer who first gained recognition and fame as the drummer for the grunge band Nirvana. He is also the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, main songwriter and founder of the band Foo Fighters.
  3. Nirvana a.k.a. Krist Novoselic: Krist Anthony Novoselic is an American rock musician. He was the bassist and co-founder of the grunge band Nirvana. After Nirvana disbanded following the death of singer Kurt Cobain, Novoselic formed Sweet 75 and Eyes Adrift, releasing one album with each band. From 2006 to 2009 he played in the punk band Flipper, and in 2011 contributed bass and accordion to the song "I Should Have Known", on Foo Fighters' studio album Wasting Light.

There are other people with in their name, like Yana Nirvana, Nirvana Hank Amaya and The String Quartet Tribute to Nirvana.

Music

  1. "Nirvana" is the debut EP by British singer-songwriter Sam Smith. It was released in the United Kingdom as a digital download on 4 October 2013. The EP includes an Acoustic version of Disclosure's "Latch". "Safe with Me" peaked at number 86 and "Nirvana" peaked at number 97 on the UK Singles Chart in October 2013.
  2. "Nirvana" is a 1995 New Age song written and composed by Rojotua, Loxatus and C. Max and performed by the Spanish musical group Elbosco. The song became a world success and was also used by Danny Boyle in the 2004 film Millions.
  3. "Nirvana" a.k.a. "Best of the Best": Nirvana is a "best-of" compilation album by the American grunge band Nirvana, released in October 2002.
  4. "Nirvana" is an album by jazz flautist Herbie Mann with Bill Evans's Trio featuring Chuck Israels and Paul Motian, released in 1964 on the Atlantic label and featuring performances recorded in 1961 and 1962.
  5. "Nirvana" is a studio album by American saxophonist Charles Lloyd, recorded mainly in 1965, but not released on Columbia until 1968.
    • genre: Jazz
    • released in (47 years ago)
  6. "Nirvana" is a Bucky Pizzarelli studio album of jazz standards. Also on the album is his son, the jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli.
  7. "Nirvana" is a composition.
  8. "Nirvana" is a musical single of Doc Gynéco.
    • released in (19 years ago)
  9. "Nirvana" is a musical single of Nirvana.
    • released in (35 years ago)
  10. "Nirvana" is a composition.
  11. "Nirvana" is a musical album of Dizzy Reece.
    • released in (9 years ago)

Writings

  1. "Nirvana" is a book by Everett True.
    • also known as "Nirvana: the true story"
  2. "Nirvana" is a book by Paul Carus.
    • genres: Philosophy, Psychology
    • subjects: Religion, Self-help, Buddhism
  3. "Nirvana" is a book by Mick Wall.
    • genres: Music, Autobiography, Biography
    • subjects: Entertainment, Performing arts, Rock music

Films

  1. "Nirvana" is a 1997 Italian science fiction film directed by Gabriele Salvatores. The film stars Christopher Lambert, Diego Abatantuono, Sergio Rubini, and Stefania Rocca. It was screened out of competition at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.
  2. "Nirvana" is a 2008 film directed by Igor Voloshin.
    • released on (6 years ago)
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  3. "Nirvana" is a film.
    • genres: Romance Film, Melodrama
  4. "Nirvana" is a film.
  5. Nirvana is a 2001 romance comedy tv series directed by Iosif Vardakis.

Miscellanea

  1. Nirvana is the earliest and most common term used to describe the goal of the Buddhist path. The literal meaning of the term in Sanskrit is "to be blown out" or "to be extinguished". Within the Buddhist tradition, this term is typically glossed as the extinction of craving, or more broadly, the extinction of the fires of attachment, aversion and ignorance. In the Buddhist view, when these fires are extinguished, suffering comes to an end, and one is released from the cycle of rebirth.
  2. Nirvana is a leafhopper genus belonging to the Nirvaninae subfamily and the tribe Nirvanini. Distinguishable from other leafhopper subfamilies by their uniquely shaped head and the presence of two preapical cells alone on the tegmen, they comprise some of the most beautiful and iridescent of the leafhoppers.
  3. Nirvana is the twenty-seventh single by Japanese rock band Mucc. It was the second single promoting the group's 2012 studio album Shangri-La. The single was released March 7, 2012.

Phrases with Nirvana

  1. Forca Nirvana
  2. Perla Nirvana
  3. Neptis Nirvana
  4. Lasippa Nirvana
  5. Apobletes Nirvana
  6. Holorusia Nirvana
  7. Lipoptena Nirvana
  8. Styringomyia Nirvana
  9. Hesperocharis Nirvana
  10. Species Forca Nirvana
  11. Species Perla Nirvana
  12. Species Neptis Nirvana
  13. Species Lasippa Nirvana
  14. species Apobletes nirvana
  15. Species Holorusia Nirvana
  16. Species Lipoptena Nirvana

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Nirvana

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Google previewWhat the Great Religions Teach (1996)

by Health Research

Nirvana , • Nirvana means a "going out" from the cycles of birth, growth, decay and deeth.: It means the extinction...

Negatively expressed Nirvana is the state of extinction of the passions, mental, emotional and physical. Positively expressed it ...

Google previewWisdom of Sri Chinmoy (2003)

by Sri Chinmoy

Nirvana is the cessation of all earthly activities, the extinction of desires, suffering, bondage, limitation and death. In this state one goes beyond the conception of time and space. This world, earth, is the playground for the dance of the cosmic ...

Google previewChoosing Buddhism (2016)

The Life Stories of Eight Canadians by Mauro Peressini

To borrow the words of the historical Buddha, recorded in the Sutras of the Pali Canon,7 nirvana refers to a state of great peace,

In fact, even saying that nirvana is a state of immense and deep peace is an approximation, since the term “state” implies a subject or self that experiences that condition.

Google previewThe New Heaven And The New Earth (2014)

by Imre Vallyon

Nirvana is a particular condition but not what the Buddhists think it is. They think Nirvana is an annihilation, a destruction of everything into some sort of a condition where there is no suffering or sorrow. But that is a negative view of Nirvana.

Google previewA Winter in North China (2010)

by T. M. Morris, Richard Glover

The word Nirvana means originally the state of a blown-out flame. The three- tongued fire...

Nirvana is a state neither of consciousness nor of unconsciousness ; individuality is gone, and the desire for life is an ignorant blunder." "A higher state ...

Google previewIsis Unveiled (2012)

A Master-Key to the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Science and Theology by H. P. Blavatsky

Nirvana is the world of eause, in which all deceptive effects or delusions of our senses disappear. Nirvana is the highest attainable sphere. The pilris (the pre- Adamic spirits) are considered as reinearnated, by the Buddhistic philosopher, ...

Google previewNew Steps in Religious Education (2002)

by Michael Keene

Nirvana is the goal of every Buddhist, but it is not easy to understand. The word itself gives us a clue. It means the blowing out of the flames of a fire so that they no longer exist. Samsara is the repeated cycle of birth, life, death and ...

Google previewThe Buddhist Philosophy of Universal Flux (1997)

An Exposition of the Philosophy of Critical Realism as Expounded by the School of Dignāga by Satkari Mookerjee

CHAPTER XVI Nirvana Nirvana is the highest goal, the ultimate objective of human aspiration and the summum bonum of rational life and was declared by the Lord Buddha in bis clarion voice to the. suffering denizens of the three worlds ...

Google previewNew Dictionary of Christian Ethics & Pastoral Theology (2013)

by David J. Atkinson, David F. Field, Arthur F. Holmes, Oliver O'Donovan

The ultimate Buddhist value is achieving nirvana; to this religious value all moral value is subservient. Desire or craving is viewed as typically inherent in human existence until nirvana is achieved. Moral conduct (not to do evil, to do good, ...

Google previewCHAMBERS'S ENCYCLOPAEDIA: A DICTIONARY OF UNIVERSAL KNOWLEDGE FOR THE PEOPLE (1878)

NIRVANA (from the Sanscrit nir, out, and vdna, Mown ; hence, literally, that which is blown out or extinguished) is, in Buddhistic doctrine, the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Music in the 20th Century (2014)

by Lol Henderson, Lee Stacey

NlRVANA D uring the 19905, no rock band was more important in America than Nirvana. Led by brilliant but disturbed singer-songwriter—guitarist Kurt Cobain, the trio led the blazing Seattle scene in the early years Of the decade. Even after ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Asian Philosophy (2006)

by Oliver Leaman

As formulated into the early traditions, nirvana can be categorized both as a psychological condition experienced by the enlightened person in the world and as a state (of extinction) beyond the realm of rebirth and unsatisfactoriness. The later ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Love in World Religions (2008)

by Yudit Kornberg Greenberg

Nirvana is not a place, according to the Buddha, but rather the cessation of suffering by eliminating desire, by letting go of all attachment. The goal of Buddhism—to reach nirvana— is to embrace nothingness. However, Buddhism has also ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Heaven (2015)

by Miriam Van Scott

Nirvana is orthodox Buddhist paradise, the equivalent of the HinduMOKSHA andJain KEVALA. The origin oftheword is in dispute; however, linguists believe it isa combination of nir, meaning “without,” and vana, “the wind.” Together ...

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Small photo of Winneconne, WI -13 June 2017: A bottle of Taste Nirvana coconut water on an isolated backgroundSmall photo of Bangkok, Thailand - April 22, 2017: Thai woman is sitting for meditation at Wat Ratchabophit temple. Buddhists pursue meditation as part of the path toward Enlightenment and Nirvana.Small photo of The Symbol of Dharma, Wheel of life or Wheel of Dharma is one of the that has represented the dharma, the Buddha's teaching of the path to Nirvana.Small photo of Reclining Buddha,the attitude of nirvana, taken from outside through a windowSmall photo of Gold life size statue of Lord Buddha surrounded by gold students at Phou Si Mountain in Luang Prabang Laos. Inscription relates to embracing the instruction to reach Nirvana.Small photo of Hinduism, ancient statue, in the homes of Bali, Ganesha hand, religion in life, nirvanaSmall photo of The biggest white marble nirvana buddha sleep at Wat Pa Phu Kon, Udon Thani Thailand More...

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The REM and Nirvana successes don't mean much to me except as a potential distraction for bands who want to cash in on the trend. Don't try to sound like someone else. REM and Nirvana don't sound like anyone else. (Greg Ginn)
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