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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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Where is this Srimad Bhagavatam verse about the different forms of Moksha?

According to Vaishnavism, there are six kinds of liberation from Samsara (the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth). They're each defined in relation to Vishnu, since Vaishnavas consider Vishnu to be ...
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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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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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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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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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How to understand the dead person's future based on the life energy left through nava randhra marg?

I heard, for a person based on his karma leaves the physical body through one of the nava randhra marg. It is said that if life energy/atma left the body through bramha randra then the person may ...
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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 bhavana 119 : Bhakthi gamya --- She who can be reached by ...
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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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Why does Devaki forego Salvation?

According to this YouTUBE video, Lord Krishna appears to Devaki and Vasudeva in Evil Kansa's prison. Lord Krishna visits Devaki and Vasudeva in Evil Kansa's Prison Lord Krishna tells Devaki how to ...
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Does Every Jiva Go Through Approximately Same Amount Of Pain & Suffering Before Moksh

I think that Vivekanand said every jiva eventually reaches enlightenment after many lifetimes, and he also said there is no freedom in maya, everyone is made to go through things, behave a certain way,...
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What's Mahā-mokṣa? Which scriptures refer to the Mahāmṛtyuñjaya mantra as the “Mahā-Mokṣa mantra (महा-मोक्ष मंत्र)”?

In some of the books and blogs, I came across the term "Mahā-Mokṣa (महामोक्ष) Mantra" being used for the Mahāmṛtyuñjaya Mantra. For instance: This book says - In Sanātan Hinduism, this ...
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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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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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If we all have taken different incarnations due to our karma, how can we explain what might have caused our first incarnation

My question is - If we all have taken different incarnations due to our karma, how can we explain what might have caused our first incarnation? If the ultimate goal is to attain moksha/reunite with ...
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Saivite rasarnava tradition

Does somebody have any idea about this rasarnava tradition as in is it still alive and how can I increase my lifespan using mercury as these guys of this saivite rasarnava tradition did. I want to ...
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Regarding rebirth of animals and other non humans

The human birth is considered to be an opportunity to realise oneself and attain moksha through punya karmas. Hence only the vedas propound such truths. My question is regarding animals, how could ...
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Is it true that one has very less chances of getting liberated in Kaliyuga?

Recently, saw one blog saying that it is next to impossible to attain moksha/liberation from samsara in Kaliyuga pertaining to the influence of kali and not following dharmas as mentioned in vedas.
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What are the examples for sadhakas who achieved results through 'nama' japa in scriptures?

There are several ways in Sanathan dharma to achieve the ultimate moksha. They are Yoga marga, Bhakti marga, Gnana marga, and mantra Japa, etc., Although they are not mutually exclusive, one can be ...
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What is the exact time to live as a human before getting moksha?

Consider the following words of Indra from the Mahabharatha From the order of brute life one attains to the status of humanity. If born as human being, he is sure to take birth as a Pukkasa or a ...
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Reason for enlightened men to awaken others

History has enlightened men who left the mitya and chose to stay with the truth perpetually and then there are other enlightened men who choose to work for waking up others. When they experience the ...
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Are subtle and causal bodies inseparable?

There are three bodies for every living being including human: stula (physical), sushma (subtle) and causal (karana). It is evident that physical body can be separated from reamining two. Subtle and ...
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Examples of beings bestowed with the Vaishnava Sarshti Moksha?

As per Srimad Bhagavatam there are 5 types of moksha 1.Salokya (living in same lok as god) eg:- Sant Tukaram of Maharashtra 2.Sameepya ( Always close to lord) eg:-Narad Muni 3.Saroopya (having ...
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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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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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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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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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Are there pictures/paintings of moksha?

I´m writing an article about pictures of afterlife/heaven in different religions. As I understood, Moksha is the biggest destination in Hinduism. But I wasn´t able to find pictures, paintings etc. of ...
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What happens on Moksha as per Bhagvad Gita?

As per Bhagvad Gita, what happens at Moksha ? Does the person get merged in Krishna ? Does he get sharan of Krishna ? What exactly is mentioned in Bhagvad Gita on Moksha ?
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Why jeevatma gets detached from paramatma?

Jeevatma is like a droplet detached from paramatma, the ultimate omnipresent eternal soul. By achieving moksha, jeevatma gets freed from reincarnation and gets merged in the paramatma. But why the ...
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Are there any schools of Hinduism which hold that one can be a non-theist and still get Moksha?

Are there any schools or belief systems in Hinduism where belief in Ishvara, (or any deities for that matter) is not a necessity for attaining Liberation?
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What happens when a person dies without fulfilling their greatest desire(s)?

If a person dies whether intentionally , naturally or accidentally without fulfilling their deepest desire. Whether it be sexual/materialistic/spiritualistic, what happens to their Atman after death? ...
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Does God want humans to achieve real union with Him?

I believe in God, but I'm not sure God wants humans to achieve a real union with Him. After all, infinity in space, time and as an intellectual concept is a seemingly unsurpassable limit for humans. ...
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What kind of meditation did Mahavira practice?

First of all I know that this is not community for jains and I am not a jain either. But since there is no Jain stack exchange, I thought of asking here. My question is regarding details of how ...
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Hindu marriage and moksha

It is said that a Hindu marriage binds the groom and the bride for seven janmas. Now, suppose I get married in this janma. If immediately after this janma (or the next, or the next to next) I attain ...
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Murugan shrinking body?

Siddhar Boganathar mentioned in one of his poems that Murugan went through the process of shrinking and dissolving to attain final liberation. Does this have any written references?
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Is Moksha eternal? (Rig Veda)

Dayananda Saraswati once cited Rig Veda 1.24.2, Samkhya Darshan 1.159, and Mundaka Upanishad 3.2.6 to suggest that Moksha is not eternal. Does that contradict Gita? Comments?
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Moksha on putrada ekadashi

My Dad expired on Putrada ekadhashi will get get Moksha or rebirth? What can I do to give him sadgati if he has not attained moksha?
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The need for a Guru to understand Vedic texts

Why does Krishna stress on the need for a Guru to attain spritual consciousness? Why is it we can't learn the vedic texts on our own? Why is not self studying not encouraged? The analogy that was ...
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Can one attain Moksha just by Guru / matru / pitru bhakti?

Can one attain Moksha just by Guru Bhakti and not following the methods of Nava vidha Bhakti? I have known the story of Pundarikan who had ardent devotion for his Parents. Was he blessed with Moksha ...
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Does the order of these four names govern the steps in attaining moksha?

Consider the following four names from Lalitha Sahastranaama Loka theetha She who is beyond the world Guna theetha She who is beyond properties Sarvatheetha She who is beyond everything Samathmika ...
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Can Sati leads to moksha if husband attains moksha?

Consider the following paragraph related to the funeral rites of Vasudeva, the father of Krishna Thus addressed by Pritha’s son of pure deeds, all of them hastened their preparations with eagerness ...
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Which all sects have the concept of Śaraṇāgati and/or Prapatti or any equivalent?

Śaraṇāgati (शरणागति) and Prapatti (प्रपत्ति) - nyāsa vidyā, are two/three such practises to attain Moksha with least possible effort, which I have encountered in reference to Śrī-Vaiṣṇavism or the ...
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Why would Moksha be permanent?

If individuals came from Brahman which is unchanging and perfect... then if we attain Moksha (merge into Brahman), what's to stop Brahman from creating us again? If we were created once, and Brahman ...
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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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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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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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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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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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