Thank you all for the wisdom. :)
What you all say makes sense, especially when thought of in terms of the Yin and the Yang/the light and the shadow.
It was foolish of me to believe that after going into a state of nirvana it would not be followed by an appearance of the shadow. Otherwise there would be no balance.
Come to think of it, I probably already knew the answers to my questions.
So now I'm wondering why I asked them in the first place?
Which also begs question, who was the "I" doing the asking?
Or the ego?
Probably the latter, that evil twin of mine can be quite the trickster. :p
Still good food for thought though. (see, there he is again :p)
In all seriousness though, thank you all and I am grateful to be apart of this community! I feel so.. at home here!