Nirvana means extinction, the extinction of all notions and concepts, including the concepts of birth, death, being, nonbeing, coming, and going. Nirvana is the ultimate dimension of life, a state of coolness, peace, and joy. It is not a state to be attained after death. You can touch nirvana right now by breathing, walking, and drinking your tea in mindfulness.
Thich Nhat Hanh
from the book At Home in the World: Stories and Essential Teachings from a Monk's Life
Read a random quote or see all quotes by Thich Nhat Hanh.