Moksha means liberation from the stream-current of life, from the chain of Karma. Moksha is not a negative state but one of completeness of fullness of being free from the bondage of Karma and thus from the endless round of birth, death and rebirth, leading to Nirvana, the final freedom expressed in unity in the Supreme. Moksha is gained through three ways or paths knowledge, devotion and ritual works (Karma). Some may attain Moksha at death but the goal is to achieve it well in advance, as certain yogis and the true gurus do. A guru in the fullest sense of the word should be ‘jivanmukta’ i.e. one who has attained liberation before death. Thus Moksha is the highest aim of human existence.

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