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jīvanmukti


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The state of being liberated or saved (however defined) while still alive and in a physical, although possibly transformed, body. This may (as in haṭha-yoga), or may not (as in Advaita Vedānta), be concomitant with immortality in the material sense of eternal life in one's current bodily condition. Some schools (e.g. Viśiṣṭādvaita) reject the possibility of pre-death liberation altogether.

Subjects: Hinduism.


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