IS JIVANMUKTI AN ILLUSION ?
JIVANMUKTI IS NOT AN ILLUSION;--
1-Jivanmukti is misunderstood by people. People generally take a man of extraordinary powers to be a Jivanmukta. They have queer ideas of a Jivanmukta. They have preserved the body of St. ‘Xavier in Goa. Through some process the decomposition of the body has been arrested. And, they claim sainthood for St. ‘Xavier because his body has been preserved for such a long time.
2-Slowly several untenable stories grow round such a phenomenon. Some say blood will come out of this body. St. ‘Xavier is one of the greatest of saints, with unparallelled spiritual perfection. But you should not search for the mark of saintliness in these physical phenomena.
2-1-St. ‘Xavier had divine virtuous qualities. He was an embodiment of humility, of charity, of nobility. He was a great mystic. He had attained Union with the Supreme Father.
3-In Hinduism and in all other religions, too, such extraordinary phenomena frequently come across. Many other South Indian Shaiv Saints converted their body into Light. They never discarded their body at all. Jnana Dev of Alandi entered into the earth even while he was alive, when he was only twenty four years old.
4- Guru Nanak and Guru Govind Singh converted their bodies into flowers. These and still more mysterious phenomena are common among Yogis. We have even recent stories of great Yogis, with extraordinary powers living in the Himalayas—some are said to be 3,000 years old; Gorakhnath the famous expounder of Hatha Yoga had wonderful Siddhis.
5-When he passed urine on a mountain the mountain was turned into gold. They were all saints; but not because they had such supernatural powers. They were saints because of their divine qualities because of their God-consciousness.
6-Whether your body lives for ten years or ten thousand years, it is only made up of the five elements, and is ultimately bound to perish. You may convert mud into gold; but both mud and gold are products of a combination of the same five elements, only in different proportions. All these phenomenal miracles have got nothing to do with spiritual Realisation.
6-1-They are the products of some LOWER VIDYA . If Self-realisation means only this, then every pilot is a sage or Jivanmukta, he can lift himself and dozens of others in the air.
7-Study Gita. You will understand the nature of a Jivanmukta or a man of Self-realisation. Study the description the Lord gives of a Sthitaprajna, of a Gunatita, of a Bhakta, of a Karma Yogi. Balanced mind, equal vision, indifference to pairs of opposites like pleasure and rain, censure and praise, heat and cold, success and failure—these are the marks of a Jivanmukta.
8-When you are absolutely desireless, when all your senses are withdrawn, when your Buddhi is centred in the Inner Self, then you are a Jivanmukta. When you go beyond Raga and Dvesha, when you are unmoved by heavy sorrow, and not elated by great pleasure, then you are rooted in the self.
9-When you are egoless, I-less, mine-less you have attained union with God. When Cosmic love dwells in your heart, when you are automatically engaged in untiring selfless service, when you are afraid of none and none is afraid of you, then have you realised God and attained the Supreme.
10-When you enjoy the tranquillity of the mind, born of that Supreme Wisdom, you have crossed the formidable ocean of Samsara, not to return to this world of pain and sorrow.
PLEASE NOTE IT ;-- Never be led away by the meaningless glitter of Siddhis. They are as deceptive as the objects of sense enjoyments; only they are on a different plane. Assert the nature of the one Homogeneous (of the same kind )and pervading Self every moment of your life.
WHAT IS THE JIVANMUKTA GITA ?CAN WE ANALYZE OURSELF?-----
MANIFESTATION OF JIVANMUKTA;---A Need to analyze ourself;
1-He is called a Jivanmukta or liberated sage who has a balanced mind, an equal vision and who beholds the one Satchidananda Atman in all names and forms.He has transcended the three bodies, the three Gunas, the five sheaths and the three Avasthas.
2-He is called a Jivanmukta who perceives equally the One Infinite Being seated in the Jiva and Shiva and in all beings.He is desireless, angerless, egoless, mineless, selfless, homeless and mindless.
3-.He is called a Jivanmukta who is possessionless, who has transcended time, space and causation and who abides peacefully in the Chidakasa of the heart.He has transcended the waking, dreaming and sleeping states and is established in the Eternal Consciousness of Self-Identity.
4-He is called a Jivanmukta who knows that the Self, the Guru, and the universe are all the taintless Ether of Consciousness and that nothing actually comes or goes. He is simple, gentle, humble, bold, courageous, patient, self-restrained, ever-peaceful, calm, serene, forgiving, just, truthful and non-covetous.
4-He is called a Jivanmukta who has a broad heart like the sky, deep as the ocean, fragrant like the Jasmine, pure as the Himalayan snow and brilliant like the million suns shining at a time in the firmament.He is free from vanity, crookedness, chicanery, cunningness, diplomacy, hypocrisy, harshness and double-dealing.
5-He is called a Jivanmukta who is benevolent, kind, compassionate, merciful and loving to all beings.He is free from Raga-Dvesha, likes and dislikes and who is endowed with dispassion, discrimination and cosmic love.
6-He is called a Jivanmukta who has no enemy, who has no body-consciousness and who ever dwells in the Eternal Brahman.He is J s free from distinctions, differences, and who is above caste, creed, colour and race.
7-He is called a Jivanmukta who clears all doubts of aspirants, who is an ocean of divine wisdom, who is noble and magnanimous.He practises the highest Yoga, who has internally renounced everything, but appears inert (not energetic) outside, and who has abandoned everything internal and external
8-.He is called a Jivanmukta who is not bound by any rule of the society, who is ever moral and who does not break the harmony of the society.He sleeps anywhere he likes and who eats any food from anybody’s hands.
9-He is called a Jivanmukta who realises that he is pure Absolute Consciousness which connects all as a thread connects all pearls, and that he is the attributeless Brahman.He is above sex idea and sex distinction and who has no thought of tomorrow
10-.He is called a Jivanmukta who ever identifies with the all-pervading universal Brahman, and who is above praise, censure, honour and dishonour, respect and disrespect. Through the knowledge of the Self he realises that the one appears as many like moon reflected in various receptacles of water.
11-He is called a Jivanmukta who has Trikalajnana, knowledge of the past, present and future and who is free from exhilaration (feel very happy )and depression.He sees the one Brahman which is this whole world, shining like the sun in all beings.
12-He is called a Jivanmukta who has realised that there is neither bondage nor liberation, and whose mind ever takes delight in being merged in the practice of meditation.He sees everything filled with one Consciousness which is the Ruler of all and exists all-pervading like ether.
13-He is called a Jivanmukta who respects all saints, all prophets, all religions, all faiths, all cults, and all creeds.He partakes(to have a share) of the essence of the bliss of Brahman and rejoices alone and for ever, being destitute of habits, natures and pairs of opposites.
14-He is called a Jivanmukta who, seeing the one Brahman existing in all beings, does not perceive any difference.He is seeing that the Jiva which is identical with Shiva exists eternally, is not Inimical (Unfriendly) .He regards the whole world as his body and home, and who has cosmic vision, cosmic love and very broad outlook in life.