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What is the difference between heaven and moksha as per Geeta?
Lord Krishna has very clearly differentiated between heaven (swarga) and moksha. You go to heaven after doing good karma. In the heaven you get the things to be enjoyed by all the sensory organs. So as per Geeta there are ultimate earthly things in the heaven to be enjoyed by you. But then there is end to this enjoyment. After you utilize the fruits of good things that you have done, you come back eventually to the earth. That is you are reborn again. The moksha is the ultimate place of Lord Krishna, where from you do not get the rebirth. (8/16). (8/20). (8/21). Throughout the Geeta Lord Krishna talks about the moksha. But at no place he has said about that to what you get in the moksha. i mean, you do not get the things to be enjoyed there by your sensory organs. You get 'ultimate' happiness there, which 'never' ends. So the basic difference between heaven and moksha is that there is always end to the enjoyment of the heaven. There is no end to your stay to the house of Lord Krishna. So your stay within the moksha is never ending. (8/21). It is the 'permanent' solution to your problems. So the heaven to earth to heaven is a 'cyclical event' and moksha is 'infinite' state. (8/16). In the Geeta, Lord Krishna has refuted Vedas. Lord Krishna says that Vedas talk about the heaven and senseless people go after the heaven. (2/ 42, 43 and 44). At another place he has said that the birth and death cycles are the ultimate fears. (2/40). When you go to moksha, you get freedom from these ultimate fears. The Geeta is about how to go to the moksha. The people, who go after the three Vedas, do yadnyas (worshiping the holy fire). They do so with the intention of going to heaven. They go to the heaven. They go to heaven as a result of their good deeds. There they enjoy the subjects or objects of the sensory organs. (9/20). There they enjoy the very big heaven. After the utilization of the fruits of their good deeds, they 'come back' to the earth again. Like this the people, who fallow the Vedas and go after the objects of sensory organs, repeatedly go to the heaven and come back to the earth. (9/21). Those people, who worship the finite gods, goes to them. Those, who worship the ancestors, goes to them. Those, who worship the 'bhutas' go to them. Those, who worship Lord Krishna, goes to Lord Krishna only. That is why those who worship Lord Krishna are 'never' born again. (9/25). ( Here the God is 'infinite'. So when you go to Him, your happiness is 'never' ending. It is 'permanent'. You go to the heaven, you come back eventually. It is cyclical event and is not permanent.) ( The source is the book Bhagwadgeeta by Geeta press, Gorakhpur, which is available all over India.)
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There are three types of Karma. One is good karma, another is bad karma, another is karma with no attachment to it or karma done in the name of God or in service of god. Good karma takes you to heaven ( or you get good rewards).Bad karma gives you bad rewards (you get lower births and have more difficulties in life) What ever you do good or bad will come back to you. You will have to spend your earning (good or bad) If you go heaven due to your good karma, you will have move out once your good karma is spent. However moksha is escaping out of these cycle of birth and death and reach the God's abode permanently. You can attain moksha when you do not have any good or bad karma left unspent with you. But as human being you need to do some karma. hence do karma in service to God, in the name of God, not for yourself. Do not get attached your karma.
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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 h…uman 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.
heaven is God's kingdom created that so whoever believes in his son our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ will spend eternity there with him -sounds like fun right Hell is a pla…ce God created also know as the lake of fire talked about in the book of revelation in the Holy Bible. it is a place were those who chose to live their life here on earth without knowing Jesus as their Lord and Saviour go. and are there for an eternity without end where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth dosent sound like to much fun burning up huh? and if your thinking you might go there you should know God will also throw Satan and his fallen angels in there one day too up otherwise known as the rapture where there will be 7 years of peace and 7 years of war has anyone noticed that God is a God of order he seems to do things in 7s. so id start going to church if i were you become a christian today :)
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 you bec…ome 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.
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Dharma is the moral obligation a person has in their life, like a man has certain obligations as a man to fufill like providing for his family. Moksha is liberation. Once moks…ha is acheived, you can therefore break the chain of karmic consequences and your soul can move on.
Heaven is eternal life with God. Hell is eternal life without God.
I believe that Heav'n is just an abbreviation of Heaven. I have a real quick, but important question to ask you. If you were to die this very second, do you know fo…r sure, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that you would go to Heaven? Let me quickly share with you what the Holy Bible reads. It reads "for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God" and "for the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord". The Bible also reads, "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved". And you're a "whosoever" right? Of course you are; all of us are. I'm going to say a quick prayer for you. Lord, bless this person and his/her family with long and healthy lives. Jesus, make Yourself real to him/her and do a quick work in his /her heart. If he/she has not received Jesus Christ as his /her Lord and Savior, I pray he/she will do so now. If you would like to receive the gift that God has for you today, say this after me with your heart and lips out loud. Dear Lord Jesus, come into my heart. Forgive me of my sin. Wash me and cleanse me. Set me free. Jesus, thank You that You died for me. I believe that You are risen from the dead and that You're coming back again for me. Fill me with the Holy Spirit. Give me a passion for the lost, a hunger for the things of God and a holy boldness to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. I'm saved; I'm born again, I'm forgiven and I'm on my way to Heaven because I have Jesus in my heart. As a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ, I tell you today that all of your sins are forgiven. Always remember to run to God and not from God because He loves you and has a great plan for your life. check out www.revival.com/dvd thanks
The difference is that Hell is a bad place where you get burned. Heaven is the opposite. Heaven is where you can live happily ever after with God. Basically what the above gu…y said in a nutshell. Hell is the eternal place of torment for those who did not accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior while on earth. Heaven is the place of eternal joy for those who did accept Him. Do you know where you are going? You can know. The Holy Bible reads "for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23) and "for the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Rom. 6:23). The Bible also reads, "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Acts 2:21). And you're a "whosoever" right? Of course you are; all of us are. Quick prayer for you: Father God, bless each person who reads this with a long and healthy life. Jesus, do a quick work in their heart; make Yourself real to them. If they have never called upon Your name, I pray that they will do so today. If you would like to receive the gift that God has for you today, and know for sure that you're going to Heaven, say this with your heart and lips out loud. "Dear Lord Jesus, come into my heart. Forgive me of my sin. Wash me and cleanse me. Set me free. Jesus, thank You that You died for me. I believe that You are risen from the dead and that You're coming back again for me. Fill me with the Holy Spirit. Give me a passion for the lost, a hunger for the things of God and a holy boldness to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. I'm saved; I'm born again, I'm forgiven and I'm on my way to Heaven because I have Jesus in my heart." If you said that prayer, then as a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ, I tell you today that all of your sins are forgiven. Always remember to run to God and not from God because He loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.
There is no conflict between dharma and moksha. Dharma is doing the right thing. Moksha is moving beyond limitations. Dharma is a means to moksha. There are infi…nite ways to achieve moksha, dharma is just one path to achieving it. Most people use a combination of paths in their journey of life to attain moksha.
Heaven is awesome and is full of the joy of the Lord, the earth is not as awesome and you can have the joy of the Lord, but you don't always.
Heaven is the place where God and His angels live. On the other hand, paradise is a special place that God created for those who obey Him. It is believed that those who li…sten and obey God go to paradise when they die.
Heaven is referred to the place you go when you die, if you've been a good person. Of course, giving somebody a paper cut or stealing something from the dollar store isn't goi…ng to send you to hell, but don't do it anyway ;) Hell is the opposite of heaven. In Greek Mythology, the word Hell comes from the 'goddess' (if you will), Hel, who runs the city called Nuffelheim (in the underworld). It's where the 'bad' people go. Of course, nobody really knows if Heaven or Hell exists, since the dead cannot talk to us living people. It has been (and probably always will be) mythology.
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.
As Shri Ramakrishn Kshirasagar Swami' has said " For getting 'moksh' one should have '0' runanubandh. When we do any karm and if it is related to someone and if we or that p…erson remembers it, then 'runanubandh' automatically gets generated. That's why in 'Bhagvat Geeta' Lord Krishna has said that " Karmannevadhikaraste ma faleshu kadachan" Karma and Moksha: Before trying to understand Moksha it has to be realized that in the original form Moksha meant freedom to change Varnas and thus have unlimited knowledge (Brahma Jnana) and unlimited freedom. However, the exaggerated freedom made individual life and the society unstable and thus Moksha was redefined making not only Moksha but also Karma and Reincarnation look enigmatic. Karma: Karma is the mechanism that enables us to blend Moving and Braking forces of thoughts and activities in four different ways, thus enabling us to have four different Varnas. In the redefined form, Karma means a deed and good Karma or good deed enables us to have a higher Varna in the next life. Moksha: Originally Moksha meant freedom to change Varnas. In the redefined form Moksha means release from cycles of Reincarnation. In the original form, to attain Moksha, one had to prevent reincarnation or transformation of activities that is inevitable when an activity is repeated. The transformation is due to variations in Braking or Inertial force associated with activities. Thus, in the original form, Karma is the mechanism that enables us to have all the four Varnas and Moksha is the freedom that the four Varnas give. In the redefined form, good Karma enables us to escape from repeated cycles of reincarnation.
Before trying to understand the relationship between Karma, Dharma and Moksha we have to keep in mind that Moksha, in its original form, was banned as it gives unlimited freed…om to individuals, which would make the life of the individual and the society he lives in highly unstable. Karma, Dharma and Moksha as we know today: We believe that good Karma or good deed enables us to have a higher Varna in the next life and a bad Karma makes us have a lower Varna. Moksha is defined as putting an end to cycles of reincarnations. Dharma enables us to attain Moksha without getting any freedom. Moksha attained through Dharma just makes us follow Dharma effortlessly and redefine Dharma to a small extent. The original Karma, Dharma and Moksha: 1. Karma: Karma is a means to attain Moksha. Moksha enables us to have freedom to change our Varna. There are four Varnas. 1. Brahmana 2. Kshatriya 3. Vaishya 4. Shudra. All the four are a blend of rest and activity. Karma enables us to blend rest and activity in four distinct ways. In other words there are four distinct kinds of Karma, each enabling us to have a distinct Varna. 2. Moksha: Moksha is a means to unlimited controllable and reversible freedom. In Brahmana Varna there is no freedom. The freedom is more in Kshatriya Varna, still more in Vaishya Varna and practically unlimited in Shudra Varna. 3. Dharma: Dharma is virtual law. It is law that we can't violate even if we want to. Thus, Dharma is eternal. Dharma is maximum in Brahmana Varna and least in Shudra Varna. In the redefined form we have to attain Moksha through Dharma only. Thus, when we attain Moksha we would not get any freedom but would just be able to follow Dharma effortlessly. Thus, Dharma and Karma are means to attain Moksha.
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