We know that we undergo multiple incarnation until we get Moksha, then we get merged with Brahman after Moksha, and then there's no incarnation.

What is the meaning of merging with Brahman?.

Is this a kind of eternal life without body?

If Brahman is impersonal, then what is the meaning of merging with impersonal entity?

Is this kind of life eternal?, Or till the time of paralay?

  • Merging with Brahman and Moksha are same. Not after or different. Where there's no individual identity of Jiva. Where there's no second exists aside Brahman. Brahman alone exists. Its the state of moksha which mean merging with Brahman. Jan 7, 2020 at 4:59
  • @ParabrahmanJyoti I prefer definite philosophic speech not rhetorical speech. The idea of: Brahman alone exists and Jivas are actually Brahman is philosophically and logically flimsy.
    – salah
    Jan 7, 2020 at 5:14
  • There's no logic exists there. The state of no mind to understand nor intellect, everything dissolves into that one. Shiva sutras say Atma chittam. First there's identification of "Iam in world". Second "I am the knower of all actions. I am not this changing activities but instead Iam knower of this activities" Third " Iam the jagat" realisation dawns where all perceptions, differentiated ideas are dropped when one realises there's no identity, it is only God, the Brahman. Then this state of realisation also dissolves. Brahman alone remains. Purest existential form. Jan 7, 2020 at 5:23
  • @ParabrahmanJyoti Thanks for sharing, I speak about ontological necessity, i.e: Plurality in existence is ontological necessity. Godhead is male and female, Godhood are levels and the creation is plural Jivas, all these items are of ontological necessity.
    – salah
    Jan 7, 2020 at 5:29
  • @ParabrahmanJyoti I think, if I am not sure, that Brahman is not selfish. I think He will do his best for the Jivas to keep their identities. The story of Mind and Consciousness and the difference between both of them is ontological necessity.
    – salah
    Jan 7, 2020 at 5:44

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What is the meaning of: merging with Brahman after Moksha?

According to Shankaracharya, the individual self (Jivatma) literally becomes Brahman. But according to Ramanujacharya, the Jivatma acquires a nature similar to Brahman, but keeps its own separate identity while having the knowledge that Brahman is its Antaryami:

The consciousness of the released soul therefore expresses itself in the following form: 'I am Brahman, without any division.' Where the texts speak of the soul's becoming equal to, or having equal attributes with, Brahman, the meaning is that the nature of the individual soul--which is a mere mode of Brahman--is equal to that of Brahman, i.e. that on putting off its body it becomes equal to Brahman in purity.

This is what it means to "merge with Brahman" according to Ramanujacharya.

Is this kind of life eternal?

Yes it is. The last sutra of the Brahma sutras is:

anAvrtti shabdAt, anAvrtti shabdAt

Non-return, according to Scripture; non-return, according to Scripture.

Which means the released soul will not return to samsara; it will be in the state of moksha for eternity.

... without body?

The released soul has a choice to be with or without body, and change it whenever it wants to.

Reverend Bâdarâyana is of the opinion that the Released may, at his liking, be with or without a body.


Namaste.those are all missconceptions.And the real liberation does not mean merge into impersonal Brahman .that's not even our constitutional position ,as we are eternal servant of God ,Govinda, Krishna ....So our goal is to go back to him, to serve him. Brahmajyoti its his external effulgence. the energy of creation ,its not the Ultimate and its not eternal. The Spiritual World Vaikunta e Goloka is eternal. pls read here https://vedabase.io/en/library/sb/10/28/17/.Blessings

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