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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Why do enlighten people contradict each other?

For example : Adi Shankara was enlightened and he taught advaita vedanta and Mahavira(founder Of jainism) was also enlightened and he taught and jainism. Authorities But one accepted the Authorities ...
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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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Should one practice celibacy even after self realization?

To be self realized one must practice celibacy. Should one practice celibacy even after self realization?
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Can one achieve moksha in heaven/swarg lok? [duplicate]

After death one will either go to heaven or hell and then he will reincarnate on earth. So can someone attain Moksha while he is in heaven. If no then why
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Is it possible for a non Hindu who rejects the teaching of Vedas and Gita attain Moksha?

Can a Muslim attain Moksha even if he worships Allah and follows the teaching of the Quran? Can a Jew attain Moksha even if he follows the teaching of the Torah? And can a non Sanatani attain Moksha ...
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Can one person after reaching Moksha be phisically still alive in the jivanloka and so on Earth? In which ways will we live our lives then?

Starting points: This : https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/2582/22667 very interesting and accurate answer to a question inherent to the Moksha, rises another set of questions about Moksha inside me....
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What is Vayu Siddhi and how to attain it? Are siddhis necessary for Moksha achievement?

Reading the Samhita of Shiva and some other recommendations of the Swami Sivananda Saraswaati, I came across the term vayu siddhi. The English translation roughly explains what it is but I wish to ...
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Will a person get moksha or not when he/she donates body after death?

It is said that a person need to lean in panchabhootas in his life. But what happens if any person doesn't meet one of the panchabhoothas i.e fire due to body or organs donation? Will he/she gets ...
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Why do the vedas have hymns to worship demi gods (Agni, Indra, etc) but gita say not to worship demigods? [duplicate]

अग्ने पवस्व स्वपा अस्मे वर्चस्सुवीर्यम् । दधद्रयिं मयि पोषम् ।। O Agni, The God of true deeds! Give us righteous valor and splendor of mind. Give to me Your riches and Your sustenance. - Rigveda 9.66....
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What happened after one has achieved oneness with God. According to vedas and Bhagavad Gita [duplicate]

Can we be aware of of what is happening or we have lost our awareness. Can you describe the life after moksha. In short Will our unsatisfied Desire be fulllfild. After moksha
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Is it true that Jivan Mukta has capability to nullify his/her karma?

I am asking the question for all sects that do believe in Jivan Muktha especially Advaita. According to Advaita, a jivan muktha is also a Brahman. So, it is clear that she can nullify her karma. Am I ...
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Does Mahabharata say that Gokarna darshan can give moksha?

In Telugu translation of the last slokhas of this section, it has been said that the darshan of Gokarna can give moksha. But it is not present in the English translation (in the link I provided above)....
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What happens to a liberated soul?

A verse from the gita : Having come to Me and having reached the highest perfection, these great souls are no more subject to rebirth, which is transitory and an abode of pain. So a great should that ...
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Do Mahabharata or any other scripture says that Bhishma is a Jivan Muktha?

Bhishma is a well-known person from Mahabharata. He is a grand father of both Kauravas and Pandavas. Almost everyone respect him. Consider the following slokha from Mahabharata and its translation ...
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What is the meaning of “MOKSHA”? [duplicate]

How can one realize he has attained "MOKSHA" After becoming free several times, one can remember the accumulated experiences of hardships, depriving oneself of pleasure, abstinence through ...
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Do Vedas have these concepts?

Karma,Maya,Atman,Brahman,Moksha,Reincarnation and Indriya Nigraha(Sence Control) are they present in Vedic Samhitas?(Not Upanishads only Samhitas)
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What are near sure ways you to get moksha as quick as possible?

I’m asking specifically in the Shaiva and shaktah darshanas even if a deity like Shiva,Tara or kaali bestows moksha on the Sadhaka.you can also do so by raising the kundalini with kundalini yoga or ...
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If one dies in kanchi will he get liberation too?

It’s a mokshapuri just like kashi is.what scriptures talk about kanchi as a mokshapuri?and if it’s a mokshapuri why isn’t it as popular as pilgrimage site as kashi?
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Death during war/combat and Moksha

Normally in Ramayana and Bharatha story telling, it is said that death during war is sacred: Veera Maranam. Question is, is there any scriptural references to say the death in combat is considered ...
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Are all ways to attain moksha pair wise compatible at implementation level?

It is true that all valid ways to attain moksha converges at the end. It means that they have same end result namely moksha. But the inner details (or) tasks to perform can be totally different for ...
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Are all worlds and existences except God temporary in Hinduism?

From what I can gather, the Vedas and Upanishads and Hinduism in general state that punishment via hell or rebirth in a bad state of life, and Heaven or rebirth in a good state are always temporary as ...
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How to categorise intent with respect to deeds and karma? [duplicate]

Imagine this. Person 1 helps out Person 2 on the premise that this deed will accrue "good karma". A son helps family out only for good karma and not for sentiment, belonging, or gratitude. A ...
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What is the beginning of anadi karma?

Namaskaram, It is said that we are in samsara due to anadi karma. If anadi karma has an end, i.e. moksha, that means that is has to have a beginning too. What was the first incident that put jiva in ...
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Being passionate of something not spiritually good?

I love maths and computer science, so does that mean I am in moha? Or attached to worldly things which not good in path of reaching god?
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Cycle of births and deaths

Where is the first historical reference of the cycle of existence, according to the scriptures ?
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Is Enlightment the destiny of every soul?

Is every soul bound to be liberated eventually? Does the timing depend on the soul, or divine intervention?
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Does consuming non-vegetarian food hinder our spiritual progress?

Does taking non-vegetarian food prevent us from becoming spiritual and getting salvation?
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Why do people choose ascetism?

Ascetics have to deny themselves worldly pleasures, yet "kama" and pleasure is also seen as fundamental in the cycle of Hindu life. Why are there two separate paths to the same Moksha?
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How Can An Animal Accumulate Karma?

If we take into consideration the behavior of certain animals whose intelligence and perception are radically different from our human perspective (e.g. a flatworm , a jellyfish or even an Amoeba) ...
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Would the ultimate goal of attaining Moksha lead to extinction of humans? [closed]

Illicit sex is wrong. Even sex in marriage is only for procreation. Sex takes one away from the ultimate goal of Moksha. This materialistic world is a place of suffering and pleasure, but more biased ...
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Difference between CHANDI NAVASATHI MANTRAMALA and Durga Sapthasathi!

The Sri Devi Mahatmyam, Sri CHANDI NAVASATHI MANTRAMALA' restored by 'Sri Sri Sri Gopanandanatha' adheres to the principle of Sanathana Dharma and guides one to achieve 'Gnana' and eventually attains ...
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Sita Taraka Mantra?

I often read that the name of Rama can give liberation. Many saints gained Moksha by repeating the name of Rama. What about the name of Sita, is her name also a Taraka mantra? I never read about a ...
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Is this true that a person who dies in Kashi never gets reborn?

I heard that who are living in kashi, they never born after death in kashi, why they never born, is this speciality only for kashi (or) any other city it has, and why their life span of time move fast....
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Does a person who is very good in karma, had to survive very less on this mrityuloka (earth)?

It is believed that people take birth on this earth to attain moksha (which is the last goal) of a jivatma, so if a person who has good karma has to live very less years (or suffer) on this earth ...
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How do Hindus meditate?

In Buddhism, which I’m more familiar with, there is vipasanna meditation, in which you focus on your breath. This helps achieve nirvana. Now how do Hindus meditate to reach their nirvana/moksha? In ...
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What is the meaning of: merging with Brahman after Moksha?

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 ...
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Is reincarnation eternal? [duplicate]

The question is so clear: Is Moksha the end of samsara, i.e: the end of reincarnation, the end of repeated cycles of reincarnation. Or it is the end of suffering, i.e: reincarnation is eternal and ...
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Was Vasista a jivan mukta?

Vasista is known to be a guru of Lord Rama. It is well known that he is one of the rishi in sapta rishis. Was he a jivan mukta?
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Baby's Ashes Scattering Question [closed]

Our Baby boy was born early at 25 weeks. He passed away at 32 weeks. This happened in the US, and we cremated his body. I was advised by some people that babies/children's bodies usually is buried ...
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Fundamental difference between jivan mukta and saguna parabrahman

Saguna parabrahman is a parabrahman with gunas (say Krishna). Jivan mukta is a person who attained moksha but living due to prarabda (say Jada bharata). What is the fundamental difference between a ...
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Can jivan mukta continue his/her own profession?

Suppose a person is doing a job (say farmer or acharya/professor etc.,). If (s)he becomes jivan mukta by sadhana then is (s)he bound to do his karmic activity as usual or has to leave the profession ...
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Does a person with awakened kundalini stay in moksha state?

We know that a jivanmukta is in moksha state. But is it true that a person whose kundalini is awakened is in moksha state?
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What is the necessity for a karmic loop?

My understanding is that prarabdha karma affects the current janma, and the current janma's positive and negative karma cumulatively gets added to that prarabdha and the cycle continues ad infinitum, ...
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Is it okay to dispose a dog's dead body in the river?

My dog passed away last night and as far as the rituals in my family are concerned, we have to dispose the dead body into the river. But most of my relatives and friends are now saying we should have ...
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What will happen if everyone gets liberation (moksha)? [duplicate]

The creation, preservation and destruction of the (different) universe continue infinitely. One who gets moksha will never return. Then what will happen if all gets moksha? Is it impossible? If ...
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Is moksha only for the current universe or for forever? [duplicate]

The creation and destruction of the universe happen an infinite number of times. The current universe we are living in will end someday and then after the new universe will come. If a person gets ...
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Who or what attains moksha?

When we talk about liberation among the living i.e the jeevanmukts, is it their aatman which has achieved realization? If not the aatman, that what/who? For those who have done good karma in this ...

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