I'm aware of atleast two Vaishnava Sampradayas that accept Jivanmukti i.e. the Gaudiya Vaishnavas and the followers of Swaminarayan Sampradaya.
GAUDIYA VAISHNAVA SAMPRADAYA
Sri Rupa Goswami explicitly talks about Jivanmukti in His "Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu" where He states that it is achieved by devotion:
īhā yasya harer dāsye
karmaṇā manasā girā
The idea that these are hard and fast 'schools' can be misleading. These are all highly diacritical streams of logical argumentation of the Advaita as taught by Adi Sankara. Many of the ideas in each are the same. Three of Sankara's disciples were Padmapada (who wrote the Pancha-padika and whose disciple Prakashatma wrote the Vivarana commentary), Sureshvara ...
From a Dvaita perspective:
Pratyaksha as verified by "sakshi", the indwelling self, is not an erroneous experience. This is not to negate the erroneous experiences at all.
As far as Anumana is concerned, as its name implies, it is anu-mana, secondary to and based on pratyaksha.
As far as the Paramatma or Brahman is concerned, only source of knowledge is ...
Śabda needs to be rejected when it doesn't sit well with Anumāna.
api pauruṣamādeyaṃ śāstraṃ cedyuktibodhakam |
anyattvārṣamapi tyājyaṃ bhāvyaṃ nyāyyaikasevinā || 2.18.2 ||
Even human compositions are acceptable when they are instructive of good sense; otherwise the Vedas also are to be renounced (as unreliable); because men ...
After going through lot of research i finally got the results in my hand i am putting references on the last because Advaita Vedanta is very vast to study.
"And I have to say this is a very brilliant question"
Advaita Vedanta is believed to be one of the classic paths to spiritual realization in Hindu tradition.
Advaita Vedanta is the oldest extant sub-...
There are two identities one is defined by your family tree . The second is your true self ( Atman) which is secretly coded by God. The process of life should be how closer you bring your atma (Consciousness) to the Brahman . The process of bringing our everyday thoughts , decision and action nearer to Brahman (True Knowledge)is called "SuKarma " Good ...
The following is an excerpt from the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi.
The mind is a wondrous power residing in the Self. It causes all
thoughts to arise. Apart from thoughts, there is no such thing as
mind. Therefore, thought is the nature of mind. Apart from thoughts,
there is no independent entity called the world. In deep sleep there
are no ...
The term Advaita refers to its idea that the true self, Atman, is the same as the highest metaphysical Reality (Brahman).
Earliest reference to Advaita can be traced to Rig Veda Hymn X.72 and in Satapada Brahmana 6:1:1:5.
While in Rig Veda it was mentioned as Aditi and Daksha and in Satapada Brahmana it is was mentioned as Prajapati and AGNI.
Coming to ...
The following is an excerpt from the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi.
D.: How shall I reach the Self?
M.: There is no reaching the Self. If the Self were to be reached,
it would mean that the Self is not now and here, but that it should be
got anew. What is got afresh, will also be lost. So it will be
impermanent. What is not permanent is not ...
No they are completely different. Many people have dreamless sleep at any given time. They do not show any change in their personality after sushupti. It is completely different after the experience of Samadhi.
We have taken a cursory view of the different steps in Râja-Yoga,
except the finer ones, the training in concentration, which is the
goal to ...
Vedas are usually broken up into karma kanda and jnana kanda. Acts of sacrifice, gifts, austerities, etc., are of three kinds - tamasic, rajasic, and sattvic, not by where their original categorical classification might be. Krishna says in the Gita 17.28 (Swami Nikhilananda translator):
Whatever sacrifice or gift is made, whatever austerity is practiced, ...
The Saguna Dieties are nothing but Nirguna Brahman under the effect of Maya. That is, as long as we think 'we are the body', the Brahman appears as Saguna and is real from relative standpoint. The moment self-realization happens i.e we realize 'I am Brahman', the same dieties show up in thier absolute form - as Sat-Chit-Anand form.
As Ramana Maharshi says, "...
It is hard to definitively answer this question without a survey. Swami Vivekananda himself considered the question of historicity of the Puranas to be an unimportant issue. I think he preferred to read the Puranas allegorically.
Q. — Here and there attempts are made to import into the Purânas
hidden ideas which are said to have been allegorically ...
The difference in tithis(dates) is due to the difference between Vaishnavas and Smarthas. Even this year Janamashtmi is being celebrated on two separate days. Some celebrated it on 11 august while others are celebrating it today i.e 12 august.
This difference is further explained in this video(in hindi). Basically, Smarthas consider the tithi from its ...
Yes; in short the answer is YES.
The peethadhipatis of any of the four mathas; Should be knower of Supreme self.
When Adi Shankara (507-475 B.C.) established the four AmnAy Peethas (the monasteries) in four directions of Bharat Varsh (India) He also wrote a set of rules or constitution for working of these Mathas; called Mathaamnay Setu or Mahanushasanam .
Sankara writes in his commentary on Brahma Sutra Bhasya that Brahman appears to be many due to limiting adjuncts. That would suggest that in his view Saguna Brahman is not ultimately real.
Since this Self is by nature Consciousness Itself, distinctionless,
beyond speech and mind, and can be taught by way of negating other
things, hence in the ...
The Rig Veda I.164.46 says
indraṃ mitraṃ varuṇamaghnimāhuratho divyaḥ sa suparṇo gharutmān |
ekaṃ sad viprā bahudhā vadantyaghniṃ yamaṃ mātariśvānamāhuḥ ||
They call him Indra, Mitra, Varuṇa, Agni, and he is heavenly
nobly-winged Garutmān. To what is One, sages give many a title they
call it Agni, Yama, Mātariśvan.
The deification of the same ...
The questions are:
Can Atma makes karma or sin?
What is the first karma that Atma made that forced him to become
animal or human?
1) In a nutshell the answer would be Yes, individual self gets affected by its actions/karma. Here, Karma can be good or bad action and consequential enjoyment or suffering.
2) What is the first Karma that ...
in Kashmir shaivism,infinite I consciousness is all powerful and blissfull.due to its bliss it creates a kind of internal motion or spanda wich results in playfulness and the desire to multiply due to its inherent playfulness.Samsara is the theatre/lila of Shiva.that is partially the why and how.
Maya in this system is not some superimposed external thing ...
Atman is not SELF AWARE! Atman is SELF. SELF is even beyond awareness as said by Nisargadatta maharaj.
How does atman get into this business of body consciousnesses? Just
as you loose your sense of identity in your dream and create a false
identity, Atman too does the same. But the dream cannot affect the
dreamer. Yoga vashishtha, asthavakra ...
Atman never loses its self awareness. You have the wrong idea. There's no material body in first place, then how can Atman acquire body consciousness?
न निरोधो न चोत्पत्तिर्न बद्धो न च साधकः ।
न मुमुक्षुर्न वै मुक्त इत्येषा परमार्थता ॥ ३२ ॥
There is no dissolution, no birth, none in bondage, none aspiring for wisdom, no seeker of liberation and ...
Good question (of its kind) !!
First we need to know basics of the Vedic "tatva" science. The three eternal elements, Brahman/God, Jiva/atma and Maya. All three are neither created nor destroyed. Brahman, however, can control (govern) both Jiva and Maya. The Brahman is the cause of transformation of the material energy, maya, into its gross and ...