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amṛta


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(Skt., deathlessness).

In Indian mythology a drink of the gods conferring immortality, similar to the Greek ambrosia. It comes to be used as a synonym of nirvāṇa as ‘the deathless’, since one who has attained nirvāṇa has escaped from the cycle of birth and death (saṃsāra).

Subjects: Hinduism.


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