“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.
– Rudolf Steiner
Celebrate this day with sacred essences from the botanical perfumers palette. These include:
- Benzoin (possibly the “Gold” in the gifts from the Magi)
- Sandalwood (Vanuatu or Australian)
- Cedarwood (Sacred in the Native American traditions)
- Orange Flower
- Citrus oils (see this journal entry)
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.