November 17, 2011

I am free

What is your goal in life ?
Getting your dream job?... Or.. Wooing a girl? :-P
Contribute financially to your family??
Social service?... Or.. To join the Armed Forces?

Abolish corruption???
To serve the needy?...Or...Bring about a revolutionary change in politics???
A breakthrough work in research???
Act in a movie?? .... Or.. Walk the ramp? :-P
To meet SRK or Katrina Kaif??? :-P
Leading a contented life ???
Or being a good person, doing good karma?? (that’s mine :-D)

Aren't these earthily- goals?? :-P

What is the ultimate goal of a human being…ever thought about that??  
Do you believe in eternal-liberation 
I do!!!
*I’m toking about your post-death goal! :-P*
There are other temporary goals which act as stepping stones to eternal liberation!
I guess you know what I’m talking about:

Moksha- the highest goal- liberation from the viscous birth- death- birth circle! :-)

“A drop of water in the ocean”

The soul is compared to a drop of water and liberation to its merging into the vast ocean represents the Supreme Soul (God). It is a state of unity with God! The Advaita traditions say that moksha entails annihilation of the soul’s false sense of individuality and realization of its complete non- difference from God.

“A green parrot in the green tree”

The individual soul is compared to a green bird that enters a green tree (God). It appears to have been merged but has its own identity.
The dualistic traditions claim that God remains ever distinct from the individual soul.
Union here means to the realization of one’s spiritual nature through surrender and service to the Supreme Bramhan- GOD!
Liberation involves entering God’s abode, though many schools teach those souls who have become free from material contamination are already liberated, even before leaving the material body.

Without conquering qualities such as lust, anger and greed, and without control of the mind and senses, there is no question of being liberated from the entanglement of the material world.

Moksha is when you find a deep relief in life, from miseries, sorrows, cravings and aversions. 
- Sri Sri

A Misconception…
Some people consider the desire for liberation to be selfish and advocate a “fifth goal of life” by their prema (love for God) or nitya-lila (entrance into eternal pastimes of the Lord).

In Hindu religion, self realization (atma-gyana) is considered to be the best means to achieve Moksha. The Hindu Dharma preaches the path of Karma and Bhakti. Well, there can be different ways of achieving salvation. In totality, there are four paths of attaining liberation from the cycle of death and rebirth, namely, selfless work, self dissolving love, deep meditation and total discernment. Different schools of Hinduism attach importance to different paths. 
Bhakti teaches people self realization, by raising their conscience and making them aware of the power of God lying within them.

The Hindu religion teaches people the art of self dissolving love, which paves way for harmony. You are said to be deeply in love with God, when the depth of your love cannot be measured. At that point of time, you attain total bliss, as self realization dawns upon you.

When you meditate and try to concentrate on the God, the creator and preserver of this universe, your mind becomes empty. At that moment, there are no thoughts in your mind and you can only think of the almighty God. It directs your way towards attaining salvation. Another thing of prime importance that will straightaway connect you to God is service to mankind. Be sensitive, kind and compassionate towards other living beings.

There are believed to be four Yogas (disciplines) or margas (paths) for the attainment of moksha. These are: 

  • Working for the Supreme (Karma Yoga
  • Realizing the Supreme (Jnana Yoga)
  • Meditating on the Supreme (Raja Yoga
  • Serving the Supreme in loving devotion (Bhakti Yoga). 
Different schools of Hinduism place varying emphasis on one path or other, some of the most famous being thetantric and yogic practices developed in Hinduism.
In Buddhism 
The concept of liberation is Nirvana. It is referred to as "the highest happiness" and is the goal of the Theravada-Buddhist path, while in the Mahayana it is seen as a secondary effect of becoming a fully enlightened Buddha (Samyaksambuddha).
In Jainism
Moksa and nirvana are one and the same. When a soul (atman) achieves moksa, it is released from the cycle of births and deaths, and achieves its pure self. It then becomes asiddha (literally means one who has accomplished his ultimate objective). Attaining Moksa requires annihilation of all karmas, good and bad, because if karma is left, it must bear fruit.
In Sikhism
The Sikh concept of mukti (moksha) is essentially that of jivan mukti, the one attainable in one’s lifetime itself. Sikhism rejects the idea of considering renunciation as the vesture of a jivan mukta. Contrast with it, for example, the Jain view according to which “The liberated persons… have to lead a mendicant’s life, for, otherwise, they cannot keep themselves free from karma”
The ultimate mukti is a continuation of jivan mukti, going on after the shedding away of the corporeal frame to the final absorption into the One Absolute—the blending of light with Light (joti jot samana).
Some believe that moksha can be achieved by people only after death, others claim that it can be achieved even while they are alive :) :)

Are u reconsidering changing your goal in life? ;-) ;-)
I think I got you thinking! ;-)

16th November 2011


  1. This is by far your best post..! Loved it..:)

  2. :):) dont hv ny comments...just really good

  3. awesome post...!!!

    apart from every thing else, your religious knowledge also is very commendable dear...!!! =)

    you are a true indian girl... who knows all about her roots and schools of thought... and yeah her history too...!!! :) :) :)

  4. The doctrines of the Hindu Tradition, Adavaitham, Vishistadvaitam, and Dwaitam. the ultimate (liberation or salvation/Moksha) is the divine and true state one will attain after his life in this world, It doesn't mean that one should not have a grip towards the worldly pleasures, to attain the status of immortality one should prepare themselves physically and mentally, There is some thing called as margha saghayam. A person who shows or helps us to navigate the path which leads to diving path of salvation and to experience the eternal bliss. That margha sahaya is the grand master that is the teacher. One can attain Mukthi or salvation through the guidance and supervision of a teacher, so as far as the hindu tradition and cult is concerned Adi Shankara Bagawad Pada, Sri Ramanujacharya and Sri Madwacharya are the three grand masters of the above mentioned 3 philosophies, and when it comes for the Buddhism and jainism, Lord gauthama Buddha and Mahaveera are the great grand masters of their tradition. So I salute these revered Gurus to show us including (Divya Mohan) the way for liberation from the hassles and hurdles of the sinful life and to attain the lotus feet of the god || Brahmanandam parama sukhadam kevalam jnanamurtim
    dvandvaateetam gagana sadrusam tatvamasyadi lakshyam
    ekam nityam vimala machalam sarvadheesaakshibuutam
    bhaavaateetam triguna rahitam sadgurum tam namaami.|| "I salute to that Sadguru who is the source of eternal bliss,
    supreme happiness, who has true wisdom,
    who is beyond the dualities, who is infinite,
    whose attention is always on the divine, who is unique,
    eternal, pure, steady, and who sees with the eyes of wisdom
    who is beyond thoughts and beyond three gunas ". Though the paths of attaining salvation are different the ultimate destination is the same, some call it as Kailash, Some as Vaikundh, Some as the lotus feet of buddha and mahaveera, But all these gurus have propagated and insisted love, Comapssion and Harmony through out your life and to achieve salvation.
    The basic elements of these philosophies are Chith, Achith, Ishwara. Chit - Living, Achit - Non Living, Ishwara - Supreme God Ahead ( Depends upon the School Of thought). Alll these philosophies are designed and optimized based on the Vedas, Upanishads, Brahma Suthra, And Bagawad gita, These gurus have masterd the bashyams (Explanatory notes) for brahma suthram and gita. The proportionality of the three elements varies with respect the school of thought, But gives the same solution. Its called the art of body and mental engineering an art and a way of life.
    By the by forgot to give credits to your work its simply superp i think you are on the pursuit of self realization, Good go ahead, Subtract your Karma, Multiply your good deeds, Add punyam to your life. Long Live Divya Mohan God Bless You :)

  5. I don't know if you are really going to believe me, but I've always had the same as my goal. Once in a while I am reminded by myself about the fact that I am going to die and then I realize how trivial these goals in life are! If I remember I think I've spoken about such a thing with DR once :D You've reminded me of that conversation :D

    Anyways, coming back, I appreciate this write up, coz if a girl writes it, people will always listen to it :P Keep up the good work DM :)

    If a woman writes about such stuff, you can usually expect only one kind of reaction from me. IMPRESSED :-)

  6. agree with anon! ur bestest work till date!
    proud of u gal!

  7. Excellent. U done lot of hard work in knowing others definition of moksha I mean culture wise. That's very nice of u. Sincere hard is being put
    Into this post :) excellent command over English . Keep it up

  8. Anonymous :: Thanks a lot :)

    Vishakha :: Thanksss babe!

    procrastinatingdevilsworkshop :: thanku thanku...happy to see you appreciating my post :)

    Sri :: thanks for the info and the comment :)

    VeeKay :: Thanks a lot Vamsi..!!! U made my day..!!! :-D :-D And yes! I do believe you! :-) and same pinch for the goal-thingy! ;-) <3

    Murali :: Thank you!

    Shwethika :: Oh my my! Look whoz here :D Thankuuuuuuuuuu <3 <3

    Aloo :: Thanks a lot..!!!

  9. Loved it! Life is far beyond crossing petty milestones that we set for ourselves and it is funny how little we actually realize the profundity of life although it is well lit in our subconscious minds. A truly thought provoking post.

  10. Divya Ravi :: Yes...Thanks a lot Divya :))

  11. It is possible to attain moksha being a sanyasa or a gruhastha. It is the deeds you perform that makes one get moksha. The essence is in being non-attached to materialistic desires, though no harm in using them for day-to-day life.

  12. Seriously, this is the best post of yours till now. I have read a lot about this. You have explained it crisply and perfectly. :)

    Good one divs :)

    P.S And sorry for the late know how much workload we have ;-P

  13. Ragha :: Yes! :)

    Bhagya :: :) :) Thanks dear, No prob ;)

  14. i just hop in to copy a pick from your post but some how i read your question and now replying you...liberalization is absolute so eternal is redundant actually (i am also trying to find out answer to this question so i am not writing answer to your question. it is just what i think about the subject matter). We all carry a cosmos with us.the day we arrive till the day we leave and beyond that so my point is everything, absolute or relative...god or super power everything is in us only. We are liberated already but just we don't look at ourself in that fashion, we always think Moksha should be a difficult state to be attained..and something will surely help us so lets try this religion or that mode of prayer or xyz things. i think we just have to understand that we are a host and everything is temporary.thats it we got the MOKSHA.