I think the title says it all.I know that an enlightened person's soul will go to nirvana after their death, but what is really nirvana? Is it some kind of a place or something like that?

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    Welcome to the site. When you tagged the question 'tibetan-buddhism', is that because you want answers that are from the perspective of specifically-Tibetan Buddhism, and explicitly not from the perspective of e.g. Theravada Buddhism?
    – ChrisW
    Commented Feb 14, 2016 at 14:36
  • I really doubt it is somethings that can be defined explicitly. It is easier to say what it not than to say what it is. I was taught by a monk that the one of the greatest lies that we can say is to define nirvana wrongly. According to him it cannot be defined
    – Heisenberg
    Commented Feb 17, 2016 at 9:50
  • I have written an answer here where the Buddha describes Nibbana. Maybe it will be of use for you.
    – user2424
    Commented Feb 19, 2016 at 17:40

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it's definitely not a place, it's a no-place

this question could gave been answered earlier, please review



please also refer to

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dhamma/sacca/sacca3/nibbana.html http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/thanissaro/nibbana.html


Nirvana is the cessation of the cause (attachment, hatred, delusion, non attachment, non hatred, non delusion) of continuous existance. With cessation of the cause perception and sensations cesses. The implication of perception cessing is of perception is you do not analyse any experience as good, bad or neutral and sensation cessing means the whole sphere of unsatisfactoriness cesses.

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