Moksha: The Ultimate Spiritual Goal

Every being is in search of happiness. A kid plays with toys for seeking pleasure. When he grows, he studies hard to live a happy life in future. Based on the education, he looks for a job to be satisfied. Then, he marries with the expectation to become a 'happy man'. During all these stages, he feels happy for a while, but it does not last long. Thus, hunting for happiness continues. No amount of money, praise or any height of success can give solace to him. When he realizes that all these are bondages or sources of temporary happiness, the search for everlasting joy begins. This permanent happiness is Moksha, also known as salvation, mukti, or freedom from bondage.

It is due to the bondage that one feels unhappy.

"From the moment one becomes aware of 'I am bound', after that moment, he will desire to become free (from this worldly life) & attain ultimate liberation (Moksha)" -Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan

Bondage is the fruit of ignorance of the Self (Soul), while Moksha is the fruit of knowledge of the Self. The path of Moksha or the Moksha marg begins when one attains Self-realization and knows 'who am I.' Moksha or liberation is in your hand from the moment the ignorance of the Self goes away. Liberation is the end of the spiritual path.

Who does not allow you to attain Moksha?

What does not let a gourd covered with mud to float atop? It is the mud. Similarly, there are 'parmanus' (sub-atomic particles of body complex) covering the Soul, which weigh heavily and drag the Soul into lower life forms. It is the veil of these particles that do not allow you to achieve Moksha.

After Self-realization, one becomes free from all attachments of worldly atoms, including the sub-atomic particles. All these atoms around the Soul shed off, and the Soul floats to the Siddha Kshetra (the permanent abode of absolutely liberated Souls). This is the ultimate liberation, which is possible only by the grace of a Gnani Purush.

A Gnani Purush is the one who has reached the state of permanent happiness. Isn't it easy to reach an airport if we are with a person who knows the way to the airport? Similarly, the path to Moksha becomes straightforward when we meet the Gnani Purush.

Read on to get a clear understanding on the various questions on Moksha.

Moksha in this Life

We are whole and sole responsible for all our deeds and have to suffer the consequences too. Don’t we want to be free from all this sufferings? It can be achieved in 2 stages. First stage of Moksha can be experienced in this very life that is free from all the sufferings and Second stage is ultimate salvation of the Soul.

Spiritual Quotes

  1. If one wants to go to moksha (Ultimate Liberation), then one will have to ‘everywhere adjust’.
  2. When there is God above you, there is no ultimate liberation (moksha) there. Where there is moksha, there is no God above you.
  3. All are ‘relative religions’, they do not give Moksha (ultimate liberation) but they push one towards Moksha.
  4. ‘Do not ever get involved in clashing with anyone’ – this is the biggest key to go to moksha.
  5. ‘I am myself an Absolute Supreme Self (Parmatma)’, if one attains this awareness, he can attain moksha (ultimate liberation). Otherwise he cannot realize moksha, then it is called just a slight vision (darshan).
  6. Kashaya (anger-pride-deceit-greed) filled worldly interaction is a worldly life, and to becomes kashaya-free is moksha.
  7. Mokha (ultimate liberation) is attained by meeting a Gnani Purush (the enlightened one), otherwise even after millions of (trying) solutions, moksha will not be attained. Moksha cannot be attained through (trying) solutions, it can be attained through effort free state (upeya)
  8. Freedom from ignorance of the Self is the intent moksha (bhaav-moksha) and then comes [into effect] the actual moksha (drayva-moksha).
  9. Moksha (the ultimate liberation) is through absolute humility. One is not expected to perform any action; one needs to come into absolute humility.
  10. Freedom is that in which one will not feel dependency. Despite having the physical body, one will not feel dependency.

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