Nirvana principle | definition of nirvana principle by Medical dictionary
in psychoanalysis, the principle that expresses the tendency to attain a conflict-free state of freedom from pain or worry.
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For example, Freud drew on Sanskrit ideas for his Nirvana principle
or death instinct.
He labeled this the principle of neuronal inertia, or the Nirvana principle
, and finally erected it into his concept of the death drive that dictated the inevitable fate of human life to be death.