Moksha is well defined in Gita

Published: 21st February 2013 08:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st February 2013 08:03 AM   |  A+A-

Bhagavad Gita on moksha : The highest goal to be achieved by any human being is moksha, which means liberation from bondage. Bondage means that state where one always thinks in terms of ‘I’ and ‘mine’. In this state of ‘I’ and ‘mine’ one experiences worries, misery, lack of peace, a feeling of lacking something and a feeling of utter failure or worthlessness. This bondage is carried from birth to birth is caused by the lack of Jnana. By studying ‘Vedanta’ and reflecting on the Jnana propounded by it, the delusion caused by ignorance is overcome and the Sadhaka obtains liberation and free forever and experiences the bliss the ultimate happiness devoid of miseries.

Some people feel that performing rituals, one can attain Moksha. As a concluding part of a ritual, the priest reels of a long list of the resulting fruits a son, grandson, money, gold honours in this life and Moksha here after. Thus Moksha is included at the end of a long list of gains of a ritual performed.

By performing holy deeds, one feels that one can go to different worlds like Vaikuntha Kailas etc. where they can enjoy different sense enjoyments. Some may stay near the Lord, some may assume the form of the Lord. When the effect of holy deeds ends he will be thrown out of the heaven. This cannot be the true Moksha. i.e Salokata (living in the world of his Lord), Sameepita (Living close to his deity) and Sarooputa (assuming the form of his deity). These three cannot be true Moksha as it does not stand to reason. The fourth Sayujya Mukti i.e merging with Lord is true Moksha.

Bhagavadgita is one of the three fundamental works of religion the authoritative scriptures, the other two being ‘upanishads’, and ‘Brahmasutra’. Bhagavadgita is considered as the most important scripture. The agreed meanings of Moksha as accepted by all are-no rebirths, release from every thing bad, unholy, demerit misery etc.

To attain Supreme peace, everlasting peace and enjoy Supreme bliss, Lord Krishna does not say that there are different Muktis and the liberated jiva (mukta) will go to Several lokas (Vaikuntha etc) and enjoy with different grades of happiness.

As a sign of Moksha the Gita talks of Supreme peace where there is no specific happiness and where the person forgets himself in the enjoyment of the peace. 

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