Moksha in Hinduism
means liberation of the atman (soul) from the cycle of manifestations
forever. Having reached the stage of moksha (aka salvation)... our
atman goes to Vaikuntha (aka kingdom of God in Christianity)...
a point of no return! Moksha is achieved after reaching the stage
of kaivalya jnana (enlightenment). Moksha is the end of cosmic life
for our atman.
Any human being...
at whatever stage of life one may be can attain kaivalya jnana and
finally moksha. Adi Shankaracharya took moksha at the young age
of 32 years. Mahavira gained kaivalya jnana at 42 and moksha at
72 years of age. Gautama Buddha took salvation (moksha) at 81 years
is never a bar in the life of a spiritual seeker. All is the result of the residual
karma of the previous lives. Acharya Rajneesh (popularly called Osho) was one
step below the stage of kaivalya jnana when he lost self-control and mixed sex
with spiritual teachings.
failed in the end years of his life. When the soul of Acharya Rajneesh takes next
manifestation... it is possible that one gains kaivalya jnana and moksha at an
it has been observed that having gained kaivalya jnana... the spiritual master
prefers to retain his body to preach the gems of wisdom gathered on the spiritual
path. This is the only way the teachings of the spiritual master... the kaivalya
Jnani (enlightened soul) reaches the masses.
gaining moksha... one needs to take absolute control over the five senses and
the mind, perform karma... the Nishakama karma way, practice absolute truthfulness
in all affairs of life, practice absolute celibacy for a minimum period of 12
years and follow the path of Neti (not this, not this) as practiced and advocated
by Maharishi Ramana.
result in full awakening of the Kundalini and one reaches the stage of Nirvikalpa
finally gained kaivalya jnana! The moment this kaivalya Jnani decides to leave
the body... the mortal frame... it is known as moksha (salvation)!
Kumar "Atma Jnani"
Vijay Kumar... The Man who Realized
God in 1993 explains more on Getting Moksha. For more details on meaning of moksha
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