Do any Vaishnav sect believe in Jivan Mukti? ( Vaishnavism

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Do any Vaishnav sect believe in Jivan Mukti?

  • MetaDota1411 days ago | +1 points
    I'm aware of atleast two Vaishnava Sampradayas that accept Jivanmukti i.e. the Gaudiya Vaishnavas and the followers of Swaminarayan Sampradaya. GAUDIYA VAISHNAVA SAMPRADAYA Sri Rupa Goswami explicitly talks about Jivanmukti in His "Bhakti-ras?m?ta-sindhu" where He states that it is achieved by devotion: ?h? yasya harer d?sye karma?? manas? gir? nikhil?sv apy avasth?su j?van-mukta? sa ucyate English Translation: "Anyone who, by his actions, mind and words, lives only for the transcendental loving service of the Lord, is certainly liberated within this life, even though he may appear to be actively engaging in material activities." (Bhakti-ras?m?ta-sindhu 1.2.187) However, Gaudiya Vaishnavas also believe that it is possible for Jivanmuktas to fall from their liberated states. This is one big difference between the Jivanmukti of the Gaudiya Vaishnavas and the Jivanmukti of Advaitins. Jiva Goswami states in His "Bhakti Sandarbha": Srila Prabhupada also quotes a verse from an unnamed Purana to support this view in his commentary on the Chaitanya Charitamrita 3.8.26: j?van-mukt?? prapadyante kvacit sa?s?ra-v?san?m yogino na vilipyante karmabhir bhagavat-par?? English Translation: Even Jivanmuktas may fall down into material desires but those who are fully engaged in devotional service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead are not affected by such desires. SWAMINARAYAN SAMPRADAYA Sahajanand Swami is recorded to have advocated for Jivanmukti through Bhakti towards Sri Hari and the constant company of holy saints, various times in the Vachan?mrut. I forgot some of the instances, I will post once I recollect them.

  • From_Twitter1409 days ago | +1 points
    jīvan-muktā api punar yānti saṁsāra-vāsanām yady acintya-mahā-śaktau bhagavaty aparādhinaḥ English Translation: Even if one is liberated in this life, by offending the Supreme Personality of Godhead he falls down in the midst of material desires. (Bhakti Sandarbha, Verse 111)

  • harigoyal1395 days ago | +2 points

    Is Jivan Mukti different than Moksha (मोझ) ? 

    • metadota1386 days ago | +1 points

      Jivan Mukti and Videha Mukti are explained by Lord Rama to Hanumana

      Muktika Upanishada

      II-ii-32-37. In a Jivanmukta the destruction of the mind is with form – in a Videhamukta it is formless – when you achieve it, the mind with qualities like friendliness will surely attain peace. The mind of the Jivanmukta has no rebirth.

      so I think we can say that jivan mukti is similar to Moksha 


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