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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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Jada Samadhi , Jeeva samadhi and Siddha vithai does this lead to jnana and moksha?

Swami Sivananda Saraswati - Says in hatha yoga when one collects all of his prana using either lambika yoga/khechari mudra and focuses it in his eyebrow center he goes into jada samadhi. This is more ...
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Will god get angry if I start worshiping another god?

I was really inspired by Krishna, The Supreme Lord... After reading Gita. I became his devotee (not pure one), before reading Gita I was still his devotee... Whenever I used to think of him... I used ...
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SB 10.88: Why does Supreme lord's devotees lives in poverty?

I don't understand this. Please someone explain me. Why does the devotees of Supreme Lord live in poverty. What if one devotees doesn't want to attain moksha. Will lord forcefully attract him towards ...
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What is Spirituality? What is a Spiritual path?

What is the spiritual path that people go through... Is it for moksha? And why does it have so many restrictions like.. no sense enjoyment, no desires etc...
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Kechari Mudra and Khechari vidhya going beyond placing the tongue in the nasopharynx (10th gate)

The Krishna-Yajur veda, yoga-kundalini upanishad talks about the tongue after entering the nasopharynx and resting comfortably in front of the nasal septum going much further before Khechari mudra ...
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Raja/Hatha yogi or yoginis mukthi should be through brahmarandhra?

Is it mentioned anywhere in the scripture that Yogis and Yoginis who follow Hath/Raja yoga mukthi should be through brahmarandhra/sahasrara? If there is no sign should we conclude that they will be ...
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How exactly Moksha is considered eternal?

Where will over soul be in moksha state??What happens in complete enlightened state??.People usually say enlightment is the goal or moksha is complete enlighment but none has a complete answer instead ...
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Bad Karma and Moksha

Can a person who has done bad karma and not yet received its fruits, still achieve moksha? What do the scriptures say about it?
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What scriptures describe making statues of Muktas?

The Satadhusani is a work by the Sri Vaishnava Acharya Vedanta Desikan consisting of 100 refutations of Adi Shankaracharya's philosophy of Advaita. One chapter of the work is devoted to refuting the ...
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Why does the Srimad-Bhagavatam say that mumkshus reject worsipping of the fierce forms of God?

Srimad-Bhagavatam 1/2/26 says: mumukṣavo ghora-rūpān hitvā bhūta-patīn atha nārāyaṇa-kalāḥ śāntā bhajanti hy anasūyavaḥ English Translation: Those who want salvation reject the fierce ...
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Can commoners attain Moksha without needing to be born as a Brahmin?

Are commoners i.e, people not wearing yajnopavita able to attain moksha without needing to be born as Brahmin according to Hindu Scriptures? Are there any examples of them attaining Moksha or Oneness ...
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Will I get Moksha if I commit suicide?

Ramayan preached by Sri Chaganti Koteswara Rao garu. As per Ramayan, those who listen to Ramayan will get Moksha (Phala sruthi I.e. fruits of listening). Not only the one who listened, family member ...
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Does Krishna say in the Bhagavad Gita that he alone can grant liberation?

He does say that he is sufficient: Sarva-dharman parityajya mam ekam saranam vraja: "Give up all other duties and surrender unto Me." If he says anywhere that he is necessary - that would make ...
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Why do Srivaishnavas consider sayujya to be highest of all liberations?

There are different types of liberation namely: Ekatva, or oneness with the Atma Salokya, or living in the same world as Vishnu Sarshti, or having the same opulences as Vishnu Samipya, or being a ...
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What is the expiation for accidentally killing a cat? [duplicate]

What is the expiation for accidentally killing a cat?
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What are the outcomes of Kaivalya and Sayujya mokshas according to Gaudiya Vaishnavas?

As discussed here, the Upanishads describe the state of Kaivalya as the detachment/seperation of the Self from Prakriti. According to Advaitins, Kaivalya is said to be the ultimate state/moksha ...
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Is there a Hindu equivalent of the Buddhist Dukkha?

I really like the Buddhist teaching on suffering-unsatisfactoriness (Dukkha), a characteristic of existence and how to get rid of it. I was wondering if there was a Hindu equivalent? A similar ...
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Does the liberated person has the same knowledge as brahman?

If a person's soul get liberate(Jivan Mukta) then does his knowledge is equal to the knowledge of brahman?
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From which scripture is the concept of Shuddha Sattva from?

According to Sri Vaishnavism, liberated souls who reach Vaikunta, the eternal inhabitants of Vaikunta, and Para Vasudeva, all have bodies made of Shuddha Sattva matter, which is achit that doesn't ...
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Does the person become Krishna once he attains moksha?

According to Advaita, does the person become Krishna once he attains moksha?
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Do people get birth even they are (almost) eligible for Moksha

Is it possible for taking birth even the Jeeva is eligible for Moksha? I'm asking this question for normal human beings, not for the avatar as Krishna, Rama etc., If possible, then show an example ...
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Is liberation possible only through a human birth?

In the Gita we see that even after the attainment of any loka one has to come back (as a human being) - Aabrahma bhuvanallokaah (8.16) and Ksheene punye martya lokam vishanti (9.21). It seems ...
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Does number of souls increase? [duplicate]

When an jiva attains moksha, it leaves the earth and doesn't take any further birth. So, by this process of attaining moksha, the number of souls on earth decrease. But, in these days the population ...
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Do Vaishnavism and Shaivism differ on whether all souls ultimately achieve liberation (moksha)?

There is a very short, one paragraph-long Wikipedia article on nitya-samsarins, or eternally transmigrating souls, as classified by Sri Madhvacharya. Sri Madhva also classifies souls into mukti-yogyas ...
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Is Kaivalya only way for Soul to go back to it's original nature of infinity?

We have four types of Moksha - Salokya, Sarupya Samipya and finally Kaivalya. Even in Yoga tattva upanishad - Lord Vishnu talks about Kaivalya Moksha is the way to be free from influence of Maya. So ...
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What is the proof that I will not suffer after attaining Moksha / liberation? [duplicate]

After attaining Moksha there is no suffering. But how long I can be in a state of Moksha? What is the proof that I will not suffer ever after attaining liberation?
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How a devotee of God leaves his body for Moksha?

Our body is city of 9 gates. My question is how a devotee leaves a body and is different from a Yogi who quits his body for Moksha. Generally in Tantric Yoga it is said one whose soul exits through ...
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What is Kaivalya Moksha?

Here in Muktika Upanishads, Rama describes Kaivalya Moksha is ultimate. What is it? Is it merging into existence of Brahman? I-i-15-17. Hanuman: Rama, sages speak differently: some say there is ...
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What is the difference between Nirvikalpa Samadi and Moksha?

When the jivatman unites with Paratman, Ananda of spirit is experienced is this Moksha or Nirvikalpa Samadi what is the difference ?
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In Hinduism Moksha is the name for eternal freedom. Is there a name for its opposite eternal bondage? [duplicate]

Moksha is eternal freedom, Is there such a place that is its opposite a place of eternal bondage? Man is the only vehicle to Moksha, is he also the only vehicle to eternal bondage if there is such a ...
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What is the difference between Mukti and Moksha

As already requested in my earlier question if the Jivatma didn't stay more than 5 days either in moksha and naraka. However what's the difference between mukti and moksha. Do you someone have any ...
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What is the way to Liberation: direct communication with lord Krishna or the reading scriptures? [closed]

Which is it better the reading of the multitude of scriptures from different schools of Hindu thought whose aim is to show you the way to self realization, Moksha, Brahman, or direct communication ...
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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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What is the criteria for Moksha? [duplicate]

Suppose I am a very good person. I have not killed anyone. I have not lied. I serve people with compassion. Being so good , am I fit for Moksha ? What is the criteria for Moksha? (Please answer ...
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How does the quality of “Tamas” viz. “ignorance”, affect Moksha/Liberation?

There are 3 qualities for any being or existence, named as : Sattva (illumination), Rajas (passion), Tamas (ignorance). Gita discusses them in great detail. According to it, the quality of Rajas is ...
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What is the difference between Thirunadu and Paramapadam in Sri Vaishnavism?

The famous Sri Vaishnava Acharya Ramanujacharya was once asked by his shishya Vangipuram Nambi what the obstacles to Moksha are. In response, he gave a list of 83 obstacles to Moksha, known as the ...
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How worship will help to merge with brahman?

How can worship help to get self-realization? If I chant 'Om Namah Shivaya' continuously, then will that give me moksha? If Chanting is also part of worship, what is the connection between chanting ...
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Is Moksha compulsorily given to every died people by their family? [duplicate]

What is death and rebirth cycle according to Veda ? After giving Moksha, can that soul take rebirth ?
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How concept of Moksha and Amar (Immortality) can exists together? [duplicate]

Moksha - Once you are dead you'll get rid of Life Cycle (Jeevan Chakra), you become an absolute and pure energy traveling across the Universe. No need to reincarnate again, take birth as Fly or Human ...
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Will my present identity as Dheeraj survive after Moksha?

Everyone takes birth and dies and then takes rebirth or attains moksha. My question is: Will I as Dheeraj survive after attaining moksha? Will I be able to remember myself as Dheeraj in the past? ...
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Is this life cycle never ending one?

Just wanted to understand if this life cycle of birth and death is a never ending one? We know that a person/soul/jeevatama can get out of this cycle under certain conditions/circumstances by ...
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What are the differences in teachings between Yoga Vasista, Ashtavakra Gita, and Vivekachudamani?

Yoga Vasistha (योग-वासिष्ठ), Ashtavakra Gita (अष्टावक्रगीता), and Vivekachudamani (विवेकचूडामणि) are teachings about Enlightenment and (Moh)Maya. What are the Philosophical differences between these ...
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What are the legends of Narasih Mehta?

In Gujarat there was a saint named Narasih Mehta, it is heard that he is a renowned saint and famous as well as the kind person. I would like to know his full story. What I heard about him was Lord ...
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Is taking Ganga's name at the time of death another way to attain liberation from rebirth?

From "India and Its Faiths: A Traveler's Record": Page 36: He who calls, O Ganga! Ganga! While life is flickering in the throat, goes when dead to the City of Vishnu and is not born again on earth....
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Relation of Rahu in 12th house and Liberation/Moksha

Below is half learned knowledge from internet. If you start Googling "Rahu 12th house ..." then one auto-complete will suggest "Moksha"! Rahu is considered the master of material desires. When ...
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Does the state of Moksha differ for different sects?

In another question, I asked if Ajamila attained Moksha and the reply was "He attained the abode of Vishnu". Is that only a Vaishnavite definition of Moksha? What other definitions exist in ...
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Did Ajamila go to swarga or attain moksha?

He called his son "Narayana" on his deathbed and that amounted to calling the god Narayana and that absolved him of all sins according to the story. Did he go to Swarga or attain Moksha?
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What is the difference between Swarga and Moksha? [duplicate]

What is the difference between Swarga and Moksha? Are they inter-related or the same thing? If not, when one reaches swarga, how does one attain Moksha because there is no scope to practice Dharma ...
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How can everybody attain Moksha if the new descendents are always born & certain Karma-s are always lingering?

Moksha implies freedom from the cycle of rebirth. In theory thus anybody can attain it, including lower species who may ascend to higher consciousness. What about the latest descendents, who will ...
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What does it feel like to be god-realized?

One of the main goals of Hinduism is to attain god-realization. How does one know he/she is in that state? What changes? Are there any Hindu texts that provide details on what that god-realized ...