[Advaita-l] jivanmukti

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Mon Nov 10 22:45:52 CST 2003

On Tue, 11 Nov 2003, Tahir Nazir wrote:

> I understand that from the exterior point of view a realised being is
> indistinguishable from the ordinary human. I am not quite sure about the
> meaning of freedom and it's relationship with desire. Can one be free and
> have desires? If you follow a desire then aren't you in some way bound to
> it when you fulfil it?

A useful analogy I've heard is if one is driving a car really fast.  If
the brakes are suddenly applied, the cars still goes a little further sue
to its momentum before stopping.

In the same way a jivanmukta is free from karma but the momentum of his
past takes him a little bit further.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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