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liberation liberate:

To release from restraint or bondage; to set at liberty; to free;

Page 152, -- Guru Nanak Dev

Gauree, First Mehl:

How can we know where we came from?

Where did we originate, and where will we go and merge?

How are we bound, and how do we obtain liberation?

How do we merge with intuitive ease into the Eternal, Imperishable Lord? ||1||

With the Naam in the heart and the Ambrosial Naam on our lips,

through the Name of the Lord, we rise above desire, like the Lord. ||1||Pause||

With intuitive ease we come, and with intuitive ease we depart.

From the mind we originate, and into the mind we are absorbed.

As Gurmukh, we are liberated, and are not bound.

Contemplating the Word of the Shabad, we are emancipated through the Name of the Lord. ||2||

At night, lots of birds settle on the tree.

Some are happy, and some are sad. Caught in the desires of the mind, they perish.

And when the life-night comes to its end, then they look to the sky.

They fly away in all ten directions, according to their pre-ordained destiny. ||3||

Those who are committed to the Naam, see the world as merely a temporary pasture.

Sexual desire and anger are broken, like a jar of poison.

Without the merchandise of the Name, the house of the body and the store of the mind are empty.

Meeting the Guru, the hard and heavy doors are opened. ||4||

One meets the Holy Saint only through perfect destiny.

The Lord`s perfect people rejoice in the Truth.

Surrendering their minds and bodies, they find the Lord with intuitive ease.

Nanak falls at their feet. ||5||6||

Liberate yourself, free yourself from the desires, Liberate yourself from the mind only then have you been Liberated ie: Jivan Mukti, your life is liberated.


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I think Mukti is when you are free from the shackles of maya, in the realm of truth. People who are mukt don't have to come back into the cycle of birth and death if they dont' want. That is mukti. It means liberation.

Jeevan mukt means that while the person is alive, they are free from the shackles of maya.

Maya is the main restriction in our life - it is like another womb.

When we are "born out" of maya into the "real world" of sach khand, we are "mukt"

Some people reach sach khand while on earth so they are jeevan mukt.

The real mentality of jeevan mukt and Gursikhs is that they do not want this mukti - they do not really care if they are in a human life or not. All they really want is to be absorbed in the lotus feet of Guru jee. That is their goal. When they show this true emotion from the heart, Guru jee naturally grants them mukti anyway. Many Shaheed Singhs are mukt, but they are instaed amar-shaheed as part of Guru Gobind Singh jee's gupt fauj. They stay in Guru jee's charan sharan.

I made many mistakes - bhul chuk maaf karnaa jee


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