Friday, February 8, 2008

{{{ LOVE }}} Nirvana Day!

Happy Nirvana Day!

"To cease blowing" is a close translation for this Sanskrit word Nirvana, used in the Buddhist and Jain philosophical/spiritual traditions. Nirvana, also referred to as Nibanna, is defined a bliss filled state of consciousness devoid of suffering. Buddha transcended the earthly plain on this day, which is why it has been deemed a Holy day festival.

"Matter is the most spiritual in the perfume of the plant."
- Rudolf Steiner

Celebrate this day with sacred essences from the botanical perfumers palette. These include:
  • Frankincense
  • Myrrh
  • Benzoin (possibly the "Gold" in the gifts from the Magi)
  • Sandalwood (Vanuatu or Australian)
  • Cedarwood (Sacred in the Native American traditions)
Euphoric essences such as:The image above is titled "Expand Your Vision" © Greg Spalenka. He originally created it for The Laguna College of Art and Design. Posters are available at his website. The tiny image of the angel is a detail of the larger piece.

Nirvana Day info

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