with respect to psychoanalytic theory, the Nirvana principle is the idea that all instincts and life principles aim to remove all tension and seek the only stable organic state, death.

NIRVANA PRINCIPLE: "The nirvana principle, is the idea that the only organic and stable state of life, which individuals should strive towards, is death."
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