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What is the meaning of: merging with Brahman after Moksha? According to Shankaracharya, the individual self (Jivatma) literally becomes Brahman. But according to Ramanujacharya, the Jivatma acquires a nature similar to Brahman, but keeps its own separate identity while having the knowledge that Brahman is its Antaryami: The consciousness of the released ...


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I have started with short answers, to your various doubts, then I have elaborated my answer to give you clear picture. Is Moksha the end of samsara[sic]: No, it is not. You can achieve Moksha and still live in samsara. i.e: the end of reincarnation, the end of repeated cycles of reincarnation.[sic]`: Yes, and No. Or it is the end of suffering[sic]: Yes ...


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According to the minor Sannyasa Upanishdas, there are different types of ascetics, whose sole purpose is to seek for liberation viz- Kuticaka, Bahudaka, Hamsa, Paramhamsa, Turiyatata and Avadhuta. Of these the first type (Kuticaka) is at the lowest stage of realisation and Avadhuta and Turiyatita at the highest stage. Of these,ONLY the last two are ...


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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 Rishis had attained the knowledge of Brahman, and yet they had to be reborn. If that is so, what is the utility of such knowledge of Brahman?—says the opponent. ...


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