In Indian religions, nirvana is synonymous with moksha and mukti.[note 1] All Indian religions assert it to be a state of perfect quietude, freedom, highest happiness along with it being the liberation from samsara, the repeating cycle of birth, life and death.
However, Buddhist and non-Buddhist traditions describe these terms for liberation differently. In the Buddhist context, nirvana refers to realization of non-self and emptiness, marking the end of rebirth by stilling the fires that keep the process of rebirth going. In Hindu philosophy, it is the union of or the realization of the identity of Atman with Brahman, depending on the Hindu tradition. In Jainism, it is also the soteriological goal, it represents the release of a soul from karmic bondage and samsara
The literal meaning--blown out = death.
There is no one left to experience the state---of non self or Self realisation---the discovery that the separate me is an illusion--it never existed---play of consciousness. The cosmic dance
Nisargadatta is very clear on the Ultimate "state" Anything that can be described or labelled is not it.
Stephen Wolinsky who spent time with Nisargadtta gives an account of the teaching and Nisargaddtta response to visitors experiences of paths and spirituality---"That's not it"
Excerpts From Advaita Is Vedanta Part 2: Nothing Comes from Nothing.
Over the last three decades, hundreds of questions have been asked which have never been “publicly” answered. After sorting out all the questions which inevitably repeat themselves again and again, only about 100 questions remained. Excerpts From Advaita Is Vedanta Part 2: selected about twenty of the one hundred Most Frequently Asked Questions to both explore and clarify.
This video is offered at the feet of my Guru and Mentor Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, whose meetings with him were truly the ultimate “luck-out”.
May Maharaj’s grace and clarity blanket your heart and mind.