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What is moksha in Buddhism?
Moksha, more commonly referred to as Nirvana in Buddhism, is a liberation from Samsara (a cycle of rebirth and suffering). Nirvana is the end goal of the Buddhist path, as it is referred to as "the highest happiness." In this way, Moksha could be called a transcendence into another, utopian world. To reach Moksha/Nirvana, a person must free themselves from all desires, anger, and other afflicting states.
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Attaining moksha is the highest goal of Hinduism. One can attainmoksha by either meditating, chanting name of god, doing good deedsor doing yoga.
To understand Moksha we must first understand Reincarnation. THE CONVENTIONAL CONCEPT OF REINCARNATION: Reincarnation means entry of our soul into the body of an animal or …a human being after our death. Good deeds enable to be born into higher caste family and bad deeds make us to be born into a lower caste family. THE CONVENTIONAL CONCEPT OF MOKSHA: Moksha is defined as liberation from unending cycles of Reincarnation. Moksha makes us one with Brahman and enables us to have Brahmajnana, the supreme Hindu knowledge. The conventional Hindu concept of Moksha may be confusing because we would be getting Brahmajnana after our death or more probably, after many deaths. REINCARNATION ACCORDING TO BRAHMAJNANA: Reincarnation means transformation of an activity every time it is repeated. It is this transformation that we have to prevent to attain Moksha. However, we have to prevent transformation of every activity of our life. Fortunately, we would be attaining Moksha in the present life only. MOKSHA ACCORDING TO BRAHMAJNANA: Moksha means abolition of transformation of an activity every time it is repeated. The aim is to execute the activity with pure facilitating force (Saguna Brahman). During rest we would have pure retarding force (Nirguna Brahman) Thus, Moksha would enable us to become one with Brahman, the supreme Hindu god. FACTORS THAT CAUSE TRANSFORMATION OF ACTIVITIES WHEN THEY ARE REPEATED: 1. TIME: Increase or decrease of time available for the execution of the activity 2. THE MODES: The modes cause the activity to interact with other activities 1. Shudra/ chaotic mode - No interaction with other activities 2. Vaishya/ tolerable mode - Interaction through a lower limit 3. Kshatriya/ normal mode - Through an upper and a lower limit 4. Brahmana/ ideal mode - Upper and lower limit is the same and interaction with all the activities of life. It is obvious that in the Shudra mode there would be chaotic changes and in the Brahmana mode, no change at all. 3. THE GODS: There are seven basic Hindu gods. They are, 1. Indra - god of dreaming 2. Shakti - god of illusion 3. Brahma - god of creativity 4. Vishnu - god of stabilization 5. Shiva - god of determination 6. Shani - god of status alteration 7. Yama - god of compulsion Unintentional change of god before re execution would result in transformation of the activity. The seven basic Hindu gods are derived from Brahman. Conversely, the seven gods put together form Brahman. Thus, to attain Moksha we must always use the seven gods together as a single unit. However, for simplicity we use just one god, either Shiva or Krishna incarnation of Vishnu to attain Moksha.
Answer No 1 Buddhist enlightenment is called Nirvana, while Hinduism enlightenment is called Moksha. Answer No. 2. Though, NIRVANA and MOKSHA can't be understood until yo…u become so, but still I wanted to try to put some as per some realised Lamas. Nirvana in Buddhism: 1. Nirvana means when one happens to be a Buddha. A Buddha is like a millions of scattered water droplets in the air. A Buddha's biggest contribution is what he/she had taught while on earth. Sometimes all droplets get collected to form a thick cloud giving relief from the scorching sun. It may not be the intention of the cloud to relief you that way, but it is the innate nature of the cloud. This is a proof of the presence of water droplets of that nature in the air. Similarly, presence of the basic nature of Buddhas is felt during deep meditations. Again, it may not be the intention of the Buddhas to make us feel that way, but it is the innate nature of their effects. 2. Once Nirvana is achieved, you are free from the following concepts which are caused and pure illusions: . I, me, mine, his, her, their and yours. . sweet , sour, bitter, salty all all. . anger, jealous, tears, ego and ignorance. . body, beauty, ugly, fair, wheatish, black, bald, hairy, short, tall, fat , slim etc. . equal to, less than, greater than. . good, bad, nice, nicest, best, worst, soso, ok and so on. . today, tomorrow, last year, next century and so on. . insulting, praising, winning, defeating, judging, comparing, punishing, excusing, surprising and so on. . stress, frustrations, depression, expectations, impressions, attraction, repulsion, illness , sickness and so on. . Intention, evaluation, decision and actions. This is because a Buddha doesn't cause these effects and he is the most skillful while not doing that. 3. Nirvana means a state of no ignorance, full of wisdom, no more interpretation required, no more understanding required. Nirvana is full stop to the understanding and investigation. 4. The bliss of Nirvana is like as if you are continuously in the climax of bed where all the concepts like a beautiful wife, a handsome husband, bad, good , rich, poor, jealousy, anger etc get suddenly collapsed to a zero knowledge, but filled with only pleasure. 5.Love and compassion in a Buddha is like a sea accommodating all forms of life from the wildest shark to the most lovely vulnerable creatures in it with no complain. 6. A Buddha can help you through his highly skillful teachings, techniques and vibrations. More than that he will do nothing for your bad karma. He will not punish you as well. 7. Having rebirth is completely a choice of a Buddha. It depends on reasons. A serious reason may get eligible to cause a rebirth of a Buddha. Normally, there remains no such reasons, that is why Buddhas are not born again. Therefore, whether a rebirth is good or bad depends of the reasons and the realization of those reasons. 8. Every living beings have the qualities to become a Buddha. The most important and basic quality is the sense of love and compassion. Many a times, animals exhibit better compassion than humans. Human beings have a high level of opportunities due to the advanced body faculties. 9. Buddha-hood is possible only through the realisation of the true nature of so called the existence of this universe. That is just a continuum of ever changing moments. MOKSHA in Hinduism: I will try to write as per what i understood from Hindu gurus on Astha television channel in India. Therefore, I am already having almost no knowledge about the deep Hindu teachings. Plz forgive me and correct me while doing mistakes. 1. After attaining MOKSHA, you are completely accepted by the GODs and your soul remains with them, obeying them and so blissed. 2. MOKSHA is through good KARAMs. Good KARAM means complete faith and devotion to GODs and services to them. Some Gurus say, we should become complete slaves of GODs. It is when one absorbs the complete wisdom of GODs. You are in a complete happiness after MOKSHA. 3. Therefore, in MOKSHA one is seeing the GODS called DARSHAN all the times. His/her all past bad KARAMs are now zero. He/she will never commit bad karma after that due to the bliss of GODs calle KIRPA. 4. MOKSHA is for laymen. MOKSHA is not for GODs who are already beyond that. Therefore, MOKSHA is an opportunity given by GODs for laymen to be with the GODS. In other words, After MOKSHA you are the most lovable, able and skilled Devotee called BHAKTI of GODs, but not equivalent to GODs. 5. There is less interpretations about the relationship between animals and MOKSHA. Though, understanding of the qualities of COWs may help us on the way to MOKSHA through Lord Krishna. 6. MOKSHA is an end to the rebirth cycle. 7. Even in the state of MOKSHA, it is just to felt angry for the sake of GODs, his creations and followers.
Moksha is the acheivement of freedom from the rebirth cycle.
the four paths to moksha are bhakti, karma, jnana and raja
the cycle of death and life
Moksha is important because it ends the soul's or conciousness's suffering and pain.
Atman - The true self Moksha - The liberation from samsara (the endless cycle of death and rebirth)
Mind has influence of food we eat and therefore for pure mind fooodshould be complete violence free. Vegetable is also has life .weshuold eat non-violence food.pure mind is pu…re soul and pure soulhhas Moksh only.
I don't know what the doctrine of Moksha states. The teachings on Nibbana state that it is the final extinguishing of the fires of greed, hatred, and delusion--not a heaven re…alm, not annihilation; just the absence of suffering.
To get moksha, one should be sincere in his works and then he attains moksha. Moksha does not mean the salvation of the body but the salvation of the mind.
Moksha is translated as liberation and also nirvana. Liberation here means to be free from suffering and the cycle of existence. Moksha is one kind of nirvana, it is not, how…ever, the full attainment of Buddhahood. Basically, yes.
MOKSHA AND KARMA: Moksha is defined as freedom from unending cycles of reincarnation. Karma is the cause for the unending cycles of reincarnations. These Hindu beliefs about… Karma and Moksha are useless for attaining Moksha. This is because Moksha leads to Brahman, which is nothing but absolute fact. Therefore, our definitions of Karma and Moksha should be based on facts and not on beliefs. We can't attain Moksha through good deeds. We can't attain Moksha by supposing that god is omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient. God has to be within us and dormant. CONVENTIONAL WAYS OF ATTAINING MOKSHA: Life today is extremely complicated. Therefore, we can't attain Moksha through Bhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Karma Yoga and Raja Yoga. BRAHMAJNANA CONCEPT OF MOKSHA AND KARMA: To attain Moksha we need definitions of Moksha and Karma based on Brahmajnana. According to Brahmajnana, 1. Moksha is separation of facilitating force (Saguna Brahman) and retarding force (Nirguna Brahman). 2. Karma is variations in facilitating/ retarding forces, which causes transformation of an activity every time it is re executed. Lesser the Karma, lesser would be transformation of activities and greater would be the Moksha. ATTAINING MOKSHA: All the skeletal muscles of our body can isometrically contract and relax (harden and soften temporarily) as a single unit called Purusha. 1. Saguna Brahman - isometric contraction of Purusha 2. Nirguna Brahman - isometric relaxation of Purusha. THE SEVEN MANIFESTATIONS OF BRAHMAN: Brahman manifests as seven basic Hindu gods viz. Indra, Shakti, Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Shani and Yama. All the seven basic Hindu gods are made of a Saguna component and a Nirguna component. They differ from each other in the gap between the arrival of the Nirguna component after the arrival of the Saguna component. In Indra the Nirguna component comes simultaneously, in Vishnu in the middle and in Yama in the end. Therefore, Indra just enables us to dream and Yama makes us compulsive. The Peripheral pair of gods Indra and Yama cause maximum Karma. The more central gods cause less Karma. THE VARNAS: 1. Shudra Varna - no limits for our actions 2. Vaishya Varna - just a lower limit 3. Kshatriya Varna - an upper and a lower limit 4. Brahmana Varna - upper and lower limits are the same. A higher Varna makes us more disciplined, reduces fluctuations in facilitating/ retarding forces, reduces Karma and enhances Moksha. THE FOUR TYPES OF TIME: 1. Transient time - by separating life into infinite activities, each having a different status. 2. Virtual time - by having a minimum duration for completion of actions but no maximum duration 3. Natural time - by having a minimum and maximum duration for completion of every action. 4. Eternal time - by making the status of all actions the same. This would merge all activities into a single giant activity called life. Then no activity would have a beginning and no activity would have and end. Transient time results in maximum Karma. Eternal mode of time result in Moksha. BRAHMANDA: After appeasing the seven gods, having all the four Varnas and the four kinds of time, by default we would be having 1. Vishnu 2. Lower limit for status of all activities 3. Minimum duration needed for execution of actions. This state is Brahmanda. We would have 50% tone and 50% control over all activities of our life. ABSOLUTE MOKSHA: From here we can have 0% or 100% control. From this state we can appease any god, have any Varna and use any mode of time. This freedom is what we call absolute Moksha. ORIGINAL MEDITATION - THE BEST WAY TO ATTAIN MOKSHA: The best way of achieving all these is Original Meditation, the kind of Meditation Vedic people practiced. This is just a set of isometric exercises. We can't understand the Vedas without mastering Original Meditation. The name 'Vedic Meditation' means something else. Therefore that name is not used here.
No where because the word 'you or I' does not exist.
The spiritual goal of a Hindu is to become one with Brahma. This freedom is referred to as moksha . Until moksha is achieved, a Hindu believes that he/she will be repeatedly… reincarnated in order that he/she may work towards self-realization of the truth (the truth being that only Brahman exists, nothing else).
Moksha can only be attained when the soul becomes completely pure.