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Why do Devas stop people from attaining Brahma Vidya?

When a person gets Brahma-Vidya / Moksha then there is no rebirth for that person. And when he doesn't have birth he can't do various sacrifices and rituals for Devatas. So, Gods do not want that men ...
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Where does Rig Veda say that Shiva is the God who grants Moksha?

Rig Veda in 7.59.12 tells Shiva [Rudra] is the God who grants eternal Mokshya. Rishi Vasistha is the Seer and Rudra is the devta and it invokes the Three Eyed One. The verse is: त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे ...
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Why "Rama" Nama is called Taraka mantra?

By Taraka Mantra we basically mean the Pranavam, the first sound or OM, also called the Nada Brahman. So, Taraka: Deliverer. Taraka Mantra: From the root word tara–that which crosses. The Taraka ...
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Why do enlightened people contradict each other?

Swami Sivananda writes in his "May I answer That" book, Page 93, Question 247 - Prophets are born from time to time to remove a catastrophe and establish Dharma. They preach according to ...
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Who gives Moksha?

Various sects would have own views regarding this. Vaishnavas might tell moksha is not possible without grace of Lord Vishnu, similarly Shaivites might tell it is not possible without grace of Lord ...
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Is Moksha a permanent state?

Moksha is a permanent state because sruti says so. Brahma Sutras 4.4.22 says (Swami Vireswarananda translator, available here - http://www.wisdomlib.org/hinduism/book/brahma-sutras/d/doc62753.html): ...
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Is Moksha a permanent state?

Yes Moksha is permanent. As Krishna says in Bhagavad Gita: na tad bhāsayate sūryo na śaśāṅko na pāvakaḥ yad gatvā na nivartante tad dhāma paramaṁ mama [BG - 15.6] That supreme abode of ...
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Which Scriptures say that by chanting Lord's name during the time of one's death one can attain "Moksha"?

This Brahma Vaivarta Purana chapter states that, one, who chants the name "Shiva", during his/her dying moments, is sure to attain moksha. Shri Krishna then revealed the excellent value of Shiva ...
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What is the way to Liberation: direct communication with lord Krishna or the reading scriptures?

By reading scriptures one can not get Moksha. This is a well known conclusion of Hinduism. Shabda Gyana (which are the scriptures) can not give Moksha. It is the direct perception or the Aparoksha ...
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Is liberation possible only through a human birth?

Yes, usually that's what is stated in the scriptures. But in certain exceptional circumstances (may be due to compassion/grace of God) even animals or beings lower than humans can also get it. ...
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Is it true that if supreme lord kills someone then she/he will attain Moksha?

Yes. Anyone killed by Lord gets Moksha. Lord awards Moksha to even people who hate and reject him. I will give few examples of people who got liberated from Bhagavatam. These two associates of Lord ...
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What is the means of attaining Moksha according to the different Astika schools?

Let me address each of the six Astika schools: Samkhya: The Samkhya school believed that meditation on the 25 Tattvas, i.e. Purusha or soul, Prakriti or matter/energy, and the 23 evolutes of Prakriti,...
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What will happen to a youth who wants to enjoy life as well as continuing spiritual efforts?

Enjoyment is not forbidden as long as it's not against the principles of Dharma. So, one should make sure of that. 18 He should be a man who applies himself to acquiring wealth in righteous (...
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How a devotee of God leaves his body for Moksha?

Have a look at the following verse from Kathopanishad's (Kath UP) Tritiya Valli: ShataichekA cha hridasya nAdyastAsAm murdhAnamabhinihsritaikA | TayorddhvamAyannmritatvameti vishvanganyA ...
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According to Advaita philosophy,what are the conditions for attaining Moksha?

Moksha is not attained. The Mundaka Upanishad (III.ii.3) says (Swami Gambhirananda translator): This Atman is not attained through study [of the Vedas and scriptures], nor through the intellect (...
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Why Arjuna did not attain moksha/mukti despite the upadesha of GeetA?

Arjun forgotted geeta told by krishna accrording to The Mahabharata Book 14: Aswamedha Parva: SECTION XVI (Anugita Parva) :— Vaisampayana said, "The son of Pritha (Arjuna), having recovered his ...
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Will I get Moksha if I commit suicide?

Or if a person commit suicide in Kasi, will such person get Moksha? In Chapter 26, Description of Manikarnika, Kasi Khanda Purvardha of Skanda Purana, Sri Vishnu says Self-killing is not allowed at ...
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Can animals attain moksha?

Well,they probably can get Moksha too.Its all upto Parameswara to decide. Manu Smriti says that even insects & plants can attain higher worlds(i.e heavens) by austerities!.So,if they can attain ...
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Why didn't Bhishma, Drona and Karna attain moksha? Why didn't they live with liberation as life's goal?

"How come knowledged persons like bhisma,drona and karna lived a life knowing that the liberation is the life's goal and didn't live according to it" Among these, 2 were liberated (attained ...
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What liberation technique taught by Shree Ramana Maharshi?

From the book Who am I. His technique name is Self inquiry. Que:10. How will the mind become quiescent? Ramana: By the inquiry ‘Who am I?’. The thought ‘who am I?’ will destroy all other ...
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According to Advaita philosophy,what are the conditions for attaining Moksha?

Here is a poetic translation of Ashtavakra Geeta, I recommend you to read. Janaka asked similar question & Ashtavakra, the great sage replies which is a long conversation. Will limit my words here,...
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What is the difference between Mukti and Moksha

Mukti does not necessarily always mean Moksha. it depends on how the word is used in the sentence. For example in the words like Rogamukti (freedom from disease), Rinamukti (freedom from debt) etc it ...
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What is Kaivalya Moksha?

Kaivalya mukti is a state of solitude, loneliness, isolation and detachment. Word is Kaivalya is its roots in the Sanskrit word "kevala ,केवल ", meaning alone isolated. It is a separation of ...
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Was Vasista a jivan mukta?

Yes, as per commentary on Brahma-Sutra 3.3.32: Rishi Apantaratama was born again as Vyasa. Sanatkumara was born as Skanda. So also other Rishis like Vasishtha and Narada were born again. Now these ...
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Is this true that a person who dies in Kashi never gets reborn?

Yes, that's true as per the Puranas and that's what the Hindu belief is. That's why many Bengalis used to build additional homes in Kashi so that they can pass their last days in Kashi. And, that's ...
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What is the Bhairavi Yatana given by Mahadeva in Kashi?

Whoever dies in Kashi gets Moksha! Even the Vedas have declared that resorting to Lord Avimukta guarantees Moksha. One who dies at Kashi shall undoubtedly get Moksha whoever be it; be it, sinners, be ...
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Was Krishna in moksha state during his life?

Krishna or vishnu is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. All of the above-mentioned incarnations are either plenary portions or portions of the plenary portions of the Lord, but Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa is ...
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Is Moksha a permanent state?

With attaining the right knowledge, birth-rebirth cycle brakes and ignorance(अविद्या) & illusion(माया) can no more hold. Within kalpa, birth-rebirth is due to ignorance & maya, similarly ...
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