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What is the experience after or during enlightenment?

I am very eager to know about the experience during and after enlightenment. Can anyone please help me to answer this question? Do people see a huge amount of light or see God in a 'Shakara' form? ...
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Does a Brahma jnani also need deeksha in order to make a mantra to work?

if i want to use mantra to work i need to get deeksha from guru. What i am asking is Like that if brahma nani want to use mantra to work whether he also need to get deeksha from guru or not.
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Was it any where mentioned that in ancient ages brAhmins used to maintain celibacy upto 48 years for gaining knowledge?

I have read in one text that in ancient ages/vedic period, brAhmins used to maintain celibacy upto 48 years for gaining knowledge/realisation. And, they did not take refuge to a king for material ...
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What to incorporate? [closed]

In my mind, two of the ways to achieve enlightenment are to get rid of sensory pleasures and Sandhyavandanam; what else is required?
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Enlightenment being a Brahmin

How many times in a day should I be doing sandhyavandanam in order to attain liberation? I currently only do it once...Furthermore, what if one is unable to do it more than once due to other ...
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Does any scripture say that a 'Jivanmukta' never suffers from disease?

Does any scripture say that a Jivanmukta never becomes ill or suffers from any disease?
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How to identify if one is enlightened or not? and what is enlightenment?

Very often we see most of the Anandas claiming "i'm enlightened", Now we have Doctor (MBBS degree holder) similarly how common people know about a person is enlightened or charlatan? If you are ...
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Do the founders of various Vaishnavite sects describe reaching transcendent states of being after which they became teachers?

For example, the Buddha's description of his enlightenment: http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/hyderabad/2013/mar/14/nirvana-in-buddhas-words-458528.html Let us try to understand the content ...
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Do the three Gunas apply only in the materialistic plane?

In other words - Does Brahman and humans who have achieved enlightenment have these Gunas?
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In Vaishnavism, are other Gods enlightened?

According to Vaishnavism, and more specifically in Advaita Vedanta, are Gods other than Vishnu enlightened beings that have attained moksha or are they unenlightened and, if so, does that mean that at ...
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Does the concept of enlightenment apply to sects which only believe in Bhakti?

Enlightenment as applied to enlightened being such as Ramana Maharishi implies a radical change of consciousness from the everyday state. Does that apply to followers of sects that only believe in ...
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Are enlightened beings necessarily omniscient?

Is it necessary that every enlightened being is an all-knowing person? Are there any grades of enlightments according to scriptures?
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How many ways are there to realize self?

Can anyone list out the number of ways a person can realize his self? Apart from Bhakthi and Jnana, is there any other way to realize self?
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What did Rajneesh/Osho mean by “all enlightened beings are navel-centered”? [closed]

I am quoting from memory. This was in response to a question about J Krishnamurti and he said "all enlightened beings are navel -centered, but Krishnamurti uses his head for expression".
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Are Upanishad's really parts of the Vedas?

While the hymns of the Vedas emphasize rituals and the Brahmanas serve as a liturgical manual for those Vedic rituals, the spirit of the Upanishads is inherently opposed to ritual. The older ...
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Why Vigyan Bhairav Tantra have a different story of enlightenment? [closed]

Vigyan Bhairav Tantra is know for its 108 methods of meditation which I think are not in vedas or not given by patanjali rishi. So what is the essence of this book, Do we know when it was written (...
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Is it necessary that an enlightened man should possess Siddhis or special powers?

We know about many saints who possessed siddhis in the past. Are siddhis a criteria for an enlightened person ?
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Did Swami Vivekananda speak about his enlightenment?

I want to know if Swamiji himself ever spoke about his enlightenment. Did he or anyone talk about his enlightenment? I heard that he was more into social service and freedom movement.
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The differences between “Nirvana” in Buddhism and “Moksha” in Hinduism

Few days ago I came across an article related to Buddhism, mostly related to a topic, "Nirvana" . I wonder after reading this, because it is almost similar to "Moksha" in Hinduism. Does anyone know ...