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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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Is the Moksha achieved after getting slayed by the Supreme Lord impermanent as in the case of Jaya and Vijaya's first two births?

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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Which Hindu scriptures discuss Kapāla Mokṣa?

If you ever attended a Hindu funeral or cremation, you will notice that it is customary to wait until the kapāla (skull) of the deceased cracks. I think this is taken as a sign of the deceased person'...
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How do the Vedas describe Moksha?

It is commonly seen that in many Vedanta texts and discourses we hear of moksha. I have also asked a related question here. I want to know how does the Vedas describe moksha? Are there any ...
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What liberation technique taught by Shree Ramana Maharshi?

Ramana Maharshi was an enlightened master from the last century, what technique did he prescribe to know the self or become self realized?
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What is the reason behind Gita favoring the SAtvika way over others?

Usually people who have read Gita, would say that NishKAma Karma is the way of "Karma yoga". Numerous verses suggest that, NishkAma Karma is SAtvika way of life. SakAma karma is RAjasika way & ...
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Do Vedas have these concepts?

Karma, Maya, Atman, Brahman, Moksha, Reincarnation and Indriya Nigraha (Sense Control) are they present in Vedic Samhitas? (Not Upanishads only Samhitas)
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Is moksha guaranteed for everyone?

I would like to know whether moksha is guaranteed for everyone i.e. everyone at some point is liberated from the cycle of birth and death. To be clear, if not in this birth, he will be re-born and he ...
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To attain moksha, must you be born as a Hindu?

Imagine that a person is living in the USA or anywhere in the world like Africa is peaceful, loving, and worships God but does not know anything about moksha. Will he get moksha or he will again be ...
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What will happen to a youth who wants to enjoy life as well as continuing spiritual efforts?

Maya is very treacherous. No one knows it better than a youth perhaps, who feels a strong attraction towards young life (fun, party, entertainment, sex, food, clothes, ...); Basically all materialism, ...
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How does Dvaita philosophy explain Moksha?

From what I've understood, Moksha means attaining union with the Supreme Soul. But Dvaita philosophy says that the individual souls (jiivatma) are different from the Supreme Soul (paramatma). If ...
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Please Explain The Number 108

Why is 108 significant in Hinduism? What is the scientific/mathematic/spiritual/religious significance? We are told to aim for 108 reps of Surya Namaskar (I'm on 69 reps a day, LOL) If you ...
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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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Is Advaita moksha different from attaining Vaikuntha?

Is Advaita moksha different from attaining Vaikuntha? If yes, why and is this why Advaita is often frowned upon by most Vaishnavas?
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Is there any difference between Moksha and Heaven?

In Hinduism, the destination is called as Moksha. At the same time, the heaven also there. Are they both same? Normally, Moksha is considered as our spirit mix with God. And heaven is another state ...
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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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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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How do Vaishnavas interpret the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra?

Vaishnavas believe that only Lord Vishnu can grant Moksha. If that is the case, then how do they explain this mantra from the Rig Veda which clearly says that Lord Shiva can grant Moksha? Om ...
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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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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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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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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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According to Advaita philosophy,what are the conditions for attaining Moksha?

Suppose I wish to attain Moksha then,according to Advaita Philosophy, what conditions I must fulfill in order to achieve Moksha?
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Was Krishna in moksha state during his life?

Krishna is Vishnu who lived during Dwapara yuga for the establishment of dharma. My doubt is whether he was in the state of moksha at that time or not? Suppose someone attains moksha after death, ...
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What happens during Moksha?

What happens during Moksha, the end of all deaths? I know already that the higher death is when the soul is reborn in a heavenly place but What about Moksha? What happens and what really Moksha ...
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Is it necessary for a soul to attain enlightenment in order to attain liberation after death?

Is it necessary for a soul to attain enlightenment in order to attain liberation after death? Or is it sufficient to just focus the mind on God in order to attain liberation after death(even if the ...
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What are the seven Moksha granting cities?

In India A Sacred Geography by Diana Eck - it says (p 408) The great city of the Rama legend is Ayodhya, known to the Puranas as one of the seven moksha-granting cities of India. I know Varanasi is ...
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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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Can a woman get moksha?

Can a woman get moksha ? Or is getting moksha reserved only for men ? Or Does husband-wife get moksha simultaneously ?
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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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Precedence among the four Purushartha

Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha are considered as the four goals of life according to Hinduism. One might argue that Moksha is the highest amongst all four. In the remaining three - Dharma, Artha and ...
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Does hinduism also suggest shedding of karma and renunciation?

I know about 4 ashram and 4 purusharth but does it somewhere suggest that we should only focus on moksha (as in jainism) and not on purusharth and ashram system.
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What is chitta ? How can we purify it to make our life and afterlife peaceful?

How should we purify chitta so that our death and time after death can't be harmful or full of suffering for us. How someone can get peace with it?
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Marriage and moksha.

In Hinduism, it believes that marriage is a bonding for next 7 lives. Is that mean that he will not attain moksha at least in next 6 lives?
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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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What is required for a Westerner who agrees with Advaita Vedanta to attain a good rebirth?

In more detail, I am someone who lives in the West (1) who accepts the teaching of traditional Advaita Vedanta (through self-study), but (2) who doubts I will be able to attain moksha in my current ...
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Can Shudras attain Moksha?

I have seen the verse in the Bhagavad Gita which says that Shudras women etc. can achieve the highest reality or state which is Moksha by taking refugee in him,so is there any more such verses that ...
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How many types of mukti are there?

I would like to know how many types of mukti are there. Also, is mukti the same thing as moksha? If not, what is the difference between those two? If there are different types of mukti, is any type ...
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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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Is Kaliyuga best time to get Moksha ? Is Bhakti only way to get Moksha in kaliyuga?

Is Kaliyuga best time to get Moksha ? Is Bhakti (by doing Bhajans ), only way to get Moksha in Kaliyuga , especially for a normal person ? Of course following dharma (doing the right and moral thing)...
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Can an unmarried man get Moksha or even heaven?

Most Rishis were married . Only Rishi that I know who was unmarried was Maharishi Kapila ( founder of Sankhya Yog) Suka ( Veda Vyas's son) initially decided to remain unmarried but he too eventually ...
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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 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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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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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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