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Hi once again NB. Got a topic here which for once is actually Buddhist related.
That topic is Nirvana and how one reaches it. I am under the understanding that suffering/or dissatisfaction is caused by desire. Yes? Or rather a symptom of desire?
To achieve Nirvana a state which frees one of suffering you must not desire. (I'm guessing I'm over simplifying this)
Anyway, it is impossible to be free of desire though, to live is to desire. Even a plant moves towards the sun. If we were to relinguish all attachments and material possessions we would still be left desiring food, shelter, water and love. So to achieve Nirvana we must die it seems.
Anyway I feel like I'm missing something here so this is why I ask. Care to enlighten me? I look forward to your responses.