Jivan Mukti and Advaita

Ashish Chandra ramkisno at HOTMAIL.COM
Sat Sep 18 18:49:14 CDT 1999


>I suppose we are referring to different meanings of the word essential. If
>your question is, does Advaita say jIvanmukti is the *only* kind of
>liberation, the answer is no, Advaita also recognizes what is called krama
>mukti. But if you think about it, as the Jiva is always embodied, at least
>till the identity with Brahman is realized, mukti, whenever it happens, is
>Jivanmukti. In that sense, yes, Advaita does affirm Jivanmukti.

If I remember correctly, some time back Jaladhar posted a note saying that
"as far as Advaita is concerned, jivanmukti is essentail". I hope I haven't
erred in this recollection. It was a clarification of this that I had asked
for but am thankful for all the knowledge all the same.


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