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Cessation of suffering
===Cessation of suffering===
In the Buddhist view, when the mind is purified of the kleshas, then one attains the cessation of suffering, which is nirvana. In the sutras of the Pali canon, this process is often referred to as ''extinguishing'' the "fires" that cause suffering. These fires are typically identified as the fires of attachment (''[[raga]]''), aversion (''[[dvesha]]'') and ignorance (''[[moha]]'' or ''[[Aavidyaavidya]]'').{{refn|group=lower-alpha|Nirvana is described as extinguishing the fires of attachment (''[[raga]]''), aversion (''[[dvesha]]'') and ignorance (''[[moha]]'' or ''[[avidya]]'').
*Rupert Gethin states: "Literally nirvāṇa means ‘blowing out’ or ‘extinguishing’ [...] What the Pali and Sanskrit expression primarily indicates is the event or process of the extinction of the ‘fires’ of greed, aversion, and delusion. At the moment the Buddha understood suffering, its arising, its cessation, and the path leading to its cessation, these fires were extinguished. This process is the same for all who reach awakening, and the early texts term it either nirvāṇa or parinirvāṇa, the complete ‘blowing out’ or ‘extinguishing’ of the ‘fires’ of greed, aversion, and delusion. This is not a ‘thing’ but an event or experience."{{sfn|Gethin|1998|p=75}}
* Paul Williams states: "[Nirvana] means 'extinguishing', as in 'the extinguishing of a flame', and it signifies soteriologically the complete extinguishing of greed, hatred, and fundamentally delusion (i.e. ignorance), the forces which power samsara."{{sfn|Williams|2002|pp=47-48}}

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