nirvana baked feminist ideas right into their lyrics and image.
Have you heard about Vakkali, the Buddhist sage who attained nirvana while slicing his own throat?
When I was growing up they called Green Day and nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins “alternative pop.”
It was the case when it was nirvana, Eminem, and Britney Spears.
Gone were female-led and feminist-sympathetic bands like nirvana and the Beastie Boys.
The desire not to be is the breaking of the great wheel of birth and re-birth, and the attainment of nirvana.
And because the Buddha had reached heaven (nirvana), it would be useless to pray to him.
Sometimes the attorney finally reaches nirvana; the invention comes into its own.
This is nirvana, the end to which we must all strive, the only end that there can be to the trouble of the world.
"Then it will be what the ancient Egyptians call nirvana," said the other grimly.
1836, from Sanskrit nirvana-s "extinction, disappearance" (of the individual soul into the universal), literally "to blow out, a blowing out" ("not transitively, but as a fire ceases to draw;" a literal Latinization would be de-spiration), from nis-, nir- "out" + va- "to blow" (see wind (n.1)). Figurative sense of "perfect bliss" is from 1895.