Questions tagged [moksha]

Moksha (Sanskrit: मोक्ष) means emancipation, liberation or release. In soteriological and eschatological sense, it connotes freedom from saṃsāra, the cycle of death and rebirth.

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Did Prahlāda attain moksha? Do any scriptures say that he got moksha in the end? Is he dead or alive?

In the Puranas, Prahlāda is shown as a devotee of Vishnu from a young age itself and Vishnu, in his Narasimha form rescues Prahlāda from his father Hiranyakashipu. My question is, Did Prahlāda attain ...
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What is the recommended set, duration and sequence of pranayama that one beginner should do for advancing spiritually?

I guess Moksha is the highest level of advancing spiritually. I guess one of the ways to reach Moksha is by practising regular Meditation. For meditation one must prepare his/her body by practising ...
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Why should we help people?

If the goal for everyone is to go beyond worldly happiness and sadness, and sadness can help nudge people towards vairagya why should we help people materially?
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Does Patibhakti lead to Moksha?

Pati is a jivatma, not paramatma. What systems of thought say that having bhakti for jivatmas is a valid way to Moksha? Could Swamibhakti, patibhakti, or bhakti for characters like Bharat, etc lead to ...
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References to the 5 kinds of moksha in the Vedas and commentaries explaining the verses as such

From this, the Subala Upanishad quoted here and the Virodhaparihara, mentioned here, ALL three, the technical meaning of Kaivalya I understand is one of the 4 purusharthas which involves meditating on ...
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Why Krishna is specifying woman, Vaishyas and Sudras in Sloka 9.32 of Bhagavad Gita regarding attening Supream Goal? [duplicate]

Bhagavat Gita 9.32 Translation māḿ hi pārtha vyapāśrityaye ’pi syuḥ pāpa-yonayaḥstriyo vaiśyās tathā śūdrāste ’pi yānti parāḿ gatim Arjuna, women, Vaisyas (members of the tradingand agriculturist ...
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Why did Ramakrishna go against the Vedas?

The notion that all paths lead to the same destination is quite a new development in Hinduism. Ancient Acharyas belonging to different sects never claimed so. On the contrary, they debated a lot to ...
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Is it possible that a person is unaware of her own realisation?

Moksha is the highest state, according to the sanathan dharma, to be realised by any human. Every one is already present in moksha state. It is only the thing that she need to realise that she is in ...
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Which path of liberation does the name "bhavana gamya" belongs to?

There are four names in Lalitha Sahastranaamas that ends with the word gamya. They are 113 : Bhavana gamya --- She who can be attained by thinking 119 : Bhakthi gamya --- She who can be reached by ...
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Method/ philosophy to attain moksha, concept of Brahman in the Shaiva Agamas, and link to Vedas

Please read the main 3 questions, additional are secondary questions. The Shaiva Agamas, 28 in number, having 204 supporting Upagamas, are said to be revealed by the five faces of Rudra Bhagavan ...
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Moksha as continuous Samadhi?

Is there anything in any scripture that you know of that would say or imply moksha can be described as permanent samadhi on brahman or on parabrahman - as continuous abiding in/as Brahman? Or any ...
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What should a celibate do ,to attain moksha ,only by maintaining unbroken celibacy?

This video attributes a quite to Swami Shivananda,saying that practice of unbroken celibacy for 12 years,will be sufficient for the practioner such that he will undergo Self Realization,when he hears ...
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Purusharthas for a yogi

It is well known that Dharma ,Artha, Kama and Moksha are the four Purursharthas . Is a yogi who is Self Realized/striving towards it,able /interested /obligated to, fulfill all 4? If so,how?If not,...
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When one achieves Moksha, will loved ones ever be reunited?

The thought of never seeing my husband again really is devastating to me. I am new to all of this and learning for the first time.
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Do people who attain Moksha have to be born again in next cycle of Universe?

Is someone attain Moksha , will he be required to be born again when universe is created again ? I think yes , otherwise all of us would have been in Moksha already as there had been infinite cycles ...
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The agony in the path to liberation

We know that there can be several stages before achieving liberation. At some stage (say pre-liberation), nearer to the liberation, sadhaka may attain knowledge of her previous lives and concludes ...
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Is there any difference between a normal person and a jivan muktha except perception?

In some texts like Yoga Vasista, I read that, normal persons have physical perception aka stula drishti and jivan mukthas has unified/ultimate perception aka tatva drishti. I am interpreting it as ...
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What did God the Supreme Being create actually: Body or Mind?

In Bhagavad Gita, we encounter these words by Lord Krishna: 'I am the Creator and Sustainer of all living beings'.(Bhagavad Gita 9.5) All 'living beings' are endowed with consciousness that all ...
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Is listening to music bad for moksha?

Many people listen to music,this is a fact,Carnatic Music being one among them. A spiritual aspirant is advised to shun all sense pleasing actions. Since listening to music that he/she likes,...
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Ability to grant moksha [duplicate]

There is always the question of “Who I Supreme-Lord Shiva,Lord Vishnu,or Devi (Parvati)?” My question is:Are each of these 3 deities equally capable to give their devotees moksha?Or does this depend ...
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What is the Vedic definition of Moksha?

I've heard sannyasa, the 4th Vedic ashrama, is meant for the attainment of moksha. Thus, the sannyasin is expected to go to a solitary mountain cave or a dense-forest retreat where he must get lost in ...
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Elucidate on tantra Sadhna?

I have heard of different (tantric?) sadhnas like Vetal Sadhna,Pisach Sadhna,Bhuvaneshwari Sadhna,Hamjaad Sadhna etc..where the beings invoked through the said Sadhna will perform certain tasks/...
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Fastest and easiest way in KALIYUGA to attain LIBERATION

What are the fastest and easiest ways in KALIYUGA to get rid of LUST, ANGER, GREED,FALSE PRIDE and ENVY of ONE's SELF?
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Isn't life according to Sanatana Dharma, the fruit of Sin and thus an endless sea of sorrow & suffering?

By the doctrine of KARMA that happens to be inseparable from the Vedic Sanatana dharma, good deeds lead to good life in the next life (after rebirth) while bad deeds lead to bad life in the next birth....
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No rebirth with Ramana's touch

Ramana maharashi is a Jivan muktha of recent times. In this video, he is touching kids, animals etc., Did Ramana maharshi ever say that there will be no rebirth to all living beings touched by him? If ...
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Prahlada ruled kingdom being a jivan muktha

Yoga Vasistha contains the story of Prahlada in detail. It is present in Upasama khanda. The important point needed for this question is that Prahlada rules his kingdom till the end of the kalpa being ...
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Longest samadhi state of Ramana maharshi

Ramana maharshi is a well known and widely known Jivan muktha, who lived in Arunachalam. In general, Jivan mukthas can spend time long time in samadhi state. Is there any such incident in the life of ...
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What is the Vedic definition of Sannyasa?

As I've heard,according to the Vedas, sannysa, the fourth Vedic ashrama, is to follow vanaprastha, the 3rd Vedic ashrama, and meant to attain moksha. Thus, the right definition of snnyasa seems to be ...
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Is Brahm Gyan and Moksha same?

Brahm gyan, atma gyan and moksha are same? When do we get brahm gyan? Or does moksha means permanent staying in nirvikalpa avastha?
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What is the purpose of Yogi and Aghoris life?

Heard that they are supreme saints who are meditating to save the earth. But border clashes always persist. Covid could not be controlled nor avoided to enter India. 12 years of Kumba mela has lead ...
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What are the hindu views about destiny, and karma [duplicate]

I am wondering about the idea of 'destiny', if such a concept exists within hinduism, and how then one can accept the idea of karma and reincarnation based on karma, when desinty implies your life is ...
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Can Kuldevi give liberation that is moksha?

So many deities can as part of the panchdev, Trinity, shakti, suriya dev, Ganesha, Murugan and so. Shakti is one is the case as same for kuldevi/dev? and assist being a guru.
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What kind of knowledge is required to attain Moksha according to advaita vedanta?

According to this answer, advaita vedanta goes for the path of knowledge. What kind of knowledge is required to attain Moksha? Is it scientific or spiritual knowledge.
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Is there any sect or school that believe vedas are authored by humans?

Apparently all the schools believe that vedas are either authorless or are authored by God. But is there any sect that believe that vedas are authored by enlightened humans. By "enlightened&...
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According to mimamsa, if one follows bhakti yoga will that person attain Moksha?

Mimamsa is a school of philosophy in Hinduism. They perform vedic ritual to attain Moksha. So, according to mimamsa if one doesn't do vedic ritual but instead she/he goes for devotion. Will he attain ...
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Where does the soul goes after moksha according to Samkhya?

Samkhya is a atheistic school of thought that does not believe in God. According to Samkhya after moksha soul has consciousness but no bliss. So where does the soul goes after moksha according to the ...
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Is the capability of knowing past lives an unavoidable step in getting moksha?

A person in moksha state or higher yogic states is able to know about her past lives according to scriptures. My doubt is that is it a mandated step in getting moksha? I mean, is it true that a person ...
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Can a person attain moksha involuntarily?

Most of the people practice, in their lifetime, some or other paths established by scriptures to get moksha. Some may use rama nama, some may use yoga, some may use jnana marga, etc., Each path may ...
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Is happiness possible without body?

We feel joy in our bodies because of the release of dopamine and serotonin, two types of neurotransmitters in the brain. Both of these chemicals are heavily associated with happiness (in fact, people ...
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Even the Moksha achieved after getting slayed by the Supreme Lord is Impermanent?

As per this QnA, anyone killed by the Supreme Lord achieves Moksha. Then why is it that the cursed Jīvātman of Jaya & Vijaya (the door keepers of God Vishnu's Vaikuntha) had to be re-born not ...
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Is it true that if supreme lord kills someone then she/he will attain Moksha?

Moksha is the main goal of human life, people who do good karma attain Moksha. Is it true that if supreme lord kills someone then she/he will attain Moksha? The story of Pūtanā is an example
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Acceptability of Kundalini Shakti and Chakras across Hinduism?

How well is the concept of Kundalini Shakti, the body Chakras, the nāḍīs and subsequently their role in the attainment of Mokṣa (in its various types and levels of hierarchies across different ...
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Does enlightenment happen without kundalini awakening?

There are many paths in sanathan dharma to get enlightenment. Is it true that every path has kundalini awakening? Or is there any path, in which an aspirant gets enlightened without any kundalini ...
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Stages for Jnana marga

Jnana marga is a way to attain liberation in Sanathan dharma. It is a path of knowledge. The aspirant enquires about existence using scriptures and finally attains moksha. Do any scripture tells in ...
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Do grama devathas have capability of giving moksha?

Krishna, Rama, Hanuman, Siva, etc., are capable of giving moksha to an aspirant. Is it valid for Grama Devatas (village goddess) as well?
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Why do enlightened people contradict each other?

Why do enlightened people contradict each other? For example, Adi Shankara was enlightened and he taught Advaita Vedanta, while Mahavira (founder Of Jainism) was also enlightened and he taught and ...
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Does Jnana marga takes much time compared to Karma and Bhakti?

Traditionally, there are three ways to attain moksha: Jnana, Bhakti, and Karma. Is it true that it will take more time for a person to attain moksha in Jnana marga?
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Do the different schools of thought in Hinduism believe that where way of getting moksha is the only correct way and others are wrong?

Different schools of thought in Hinduism have different ways to attain Moksha. Do any school believe in "there way is only way"? And do the different schools believe that people that believe ...
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Comparison of contributions of manas and buddhi in attaining moksha

Across the Scriptures of sanathan dharma, a particular classification is as follows: Universe/world, Senses of body, manas, buddhi, and para brahman. One needs to attain para brahman, which is ...
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Are there any verses related to the beginning of everything?

To elaborate on the question, I am assuming that in the beginning there was no Atma stuck in maya, is there any information on how the perfect Atma got stuck in Maya? Is my assumption wrong? To build ...

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