moksha and mumukshutvam

Laura W. / Mantralaura mantralaura at TWAVE.NET
Tue May 19 09:09:40 CDT 1998

sarvebhyo namaH,
  In my notes from the class that Swami Dayananda taught, he stated
that it means "desirelessness".


> Namaste.
> mumukshu has been described as one having a burning desire for liberation.
> But I see a subtle contradiction in the description.
> Liberation for what ? What is the entity seeking liberation ? My
> answer to that is: It is the body-mind-intellect complex that is
> seeking liberation for itself. That means, mumukshu is already
> identified with the body-mind-intellect complex and is seeking
> salvation for that entity. Of course, the mumukshu realizes,
> with enlightenment, that it is not salvation for that body-
> -mind-intellect complex but it is salvation *from* that
> thinking of individuality.
> Why do "I" care what happens to this body-mind-intellect complex ?
> It is just like a snake on the rope.
> That is, the so-called "burning desire for liberation" would or should
> wane as the individual jeeva becomes disocciated with this body-mind
> complex and realizes the true Self.
> Regards
> Gummuluru Murthy
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> Yadaa sarve pramucyante kaamaa ye'sya hr^di shritaah
> atha martyo'mr^to bhavatyatra brahma samashnute   Katha Upanishhad II.3.14
> When all the desires that dwell in the heart fall away, then the mortal
> becomes immortal, and attains Brahman even here.
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