(Skt.): "beyond nirvana." The death of a buddha or highly realized being. In general, when a great being dies, it is considered an auspicious time as his blessings become more available to disciples' minds at his passing.
from the Sanskrit word pari, meaning total. The final Nirvana and ultimate goal of Buddhism that is reachable only on the death of one who attained the state of Nirvana with release from the cycle of deaths and rebirths.
(parinibbana): Literally, "final nirvana." Refers to the passing of the Buddha at Kusinagara, whose death marked the end of the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth for Him. See Maha-Parinibbana Sutta and Maha-Parinirvana Sutra.
In Buddhism, parinirvana (Sanskrit: à¤ªà¤°à¤¿à¤¨à¤¿à¤°à¥à¤µà¤¾à¤£ parinirvÄá¹‡a; Pali: à¤ªà¤°à¤¿à¤¨à¤¿à¤¬à¥à¤¬à¤¾à¤£ parinibbÄá¹‡a; Chinese: èˆ¬æ¶…æ§ƒ, bÅ niÃ¨ pÃ¡n) is the final nirvana, usually understood to be within reach only upon the death of the body of someone who has attained complete awakening (bodhi). It is the ultimate goal of Buddhist practice and implies a release from the cycle of deaths and rebirths as well as the dissolution of all worldly physical and mental aggregates or skandhas (form, feeling, perception, mental fabrications and consciousness).