He who has his mind whether dissolved or functioning resting in the Brahman alone is said to be a Jivan-mukta. A person whose mental radiance does not rise and it is set in happiness or misery is considered as a jivan mukta. A person whose mental illness is free from impressions is known as Jivan mukta. He who acts in accord with passion, hatred, fear and other influences has a clear conscience is known as a Jivan-mukta. A person whose mental attitude is unaffected by ego is known as a Jivan-mukta. He from whom the world does not shrivel and who does not likewise shrink is released from joy, anger and fear, is a Jivan-mukta. He, who fully devotes himself to matters relating to the Paramatman is also a Jivan-mukta. He whose mind is not agitated and takes rest when in the state of absolute consciousness is known as a Jivan- mukta.
Features of Jivan Mukta
A Jivanmukta is free from egoism, doubt, fear and grief as it indicates that one has attained perfection. A Jivanmukta has perfect satisfaction, peaceful mind, enduring joy and bliss, possession spiritual kn owledge as well as ability to clear any kind of doubt of aspirants.
A Jivanmukta has no worries for the wants of the body. He has no fear of death. Mother Nature is his obedient nurse as she attends upon him with great care. Balanced minds, equivalent vision, indifference to all emotions, condemn and admire heat and cold, success and failure are the marks of a Jivanmukta. A jivanmukta is not undistracted amidst distractions.
A Jivanmukta has a double consciousness as he enjoys the bliss of Brahman as well as has the experience of this world. The Jivanmukta has a consciousness in the form of a Samskara. However the instinctive mind is destroyed the Sattvic mind does not perish in the Jivanmukta.
(Last Updated on : 29-06-2011)