|When the mind
is enlightened by the realization that the soul and the in-dwelling Supreme Soul are one,
the shadow merge -s in the light. This is moksha. Moksha is release from all feeling of
distinction and the recognition that everything around us like ones owns self is the
dwelling place of the Supreme Being. That moksha is not a place, palace, garden of
pleasure or a separate world of joy, but a state of being, is brought out inthe following
song of the great Tamil Vedantin, Nam maalvaar, predecessor of Ramaanuja in the line of
When having travelled on the
With the senses well withdrawn and mind purified, Rapt in meditation of the boundless One,
All pleasure and pain slowly melt away, And attachments cease to bind. Then
and there Is Heaven, my friend, And the joy that is Heaven.
Enlightened and free from attachments, If a soul
rests serene and unconcerned, Then and there is Heaven. In ignorance fools keep on
asking, Like travellers on a road, Where is Heaven?How shall we get there? What sort
of place is it? And lose themselves In endless confusion.