Is Self Actualization Equal to Nirvana?


 
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Is Self Actualization Equal to Nirvana?
Rohani, Lecturer, Malaysia, Member
Sometimes ago I attended a talk on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and the speaker stressed that the level of self-actualization equates to to 'nirvana' in Buddhist teaching - and thus very few people will reach this level. Can you elaborate on this?...Sign up
 

 
Is Self Actualization equal to Nirvana?
Akila B, Coach, India, Member
Nirvana as a concept has more depths to it and this is an oversimplified correlation. But you can take it this way...
A person who strives...Sign up
 

 
Also Called 'awareness'
viswesvaran
@Akila B: What I understood from various 'schools of thought" is:
1. Self is a mirror where you get reflected <...Sign up
 

 
Self-actualization = nirvana
Shubhra Gabel, Manager, India, Member
Nirvana = self-actualization for someone who has defined self-actualization for himself / herself as Nirvana:
- For a painter self-actualization ...Sign up
 

   
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