When the soul liberates itself from the bondage of all the 8 types of Karmas, it attains salvation or liberation. The liberated soul reaches the topmost part of the universe (Siddha Kshetra) and rests in pure state of absolute detachment. It remains there forever in its blissful and unconditional existence. It never returns again into the cycles of birth, life and death. The Siddhas, as such souls are called, posses infinite knowledge, infinite bliss and infinite spiritual power. This state of the soul is the liberated or perfect state, and this is called "Nirvana".
Activities of Moksha in Jainism
Jain texts refer to two types of liberation: mental (bhava) and physical (dravya).
i. Mental liberation arises when the soul is freed from the impurities that cover its omniscience.
ii. Physical liberation arises when the soul is freed from Karmas that do not injure the soul but influence its destiny. It experiences eternal bliss.
With the eternal and pure state of omniscience and with endless delight in itself, the soul finally attains complete liberation (Moksha) and escapes from the snares of birth and death.
This article is a stub. You can enrich by adding more information to it. Send your Write Up to firstname.lastname@example.org
|More Articles in Nav Tattvas in Jainism (9)|