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from The Jivanmutka by B. L. Peterson

Copyright © 2017–2021 Bruce Peterson

THE JIVANMUKTI

THE JIVANMUKTI 

The Jivanmukti

 

A Jivanmukti is a liberated sage. He is released even while living.  

 

He lives in the world, but he is not of the world. 

 

He is the sole FORCE to all the FORMS. 

 

 He always revels in the eternal bliss of the Supreme Self.  

 

He is Ishvara (God) Himself.  

 

He is a God on earth. 

 

The Jivanmukti or full-blown Jnani (a person with full wisdom, self-knowledge) is full of pure love, compassion, mercy, exquisite gentleness, and hidden power and strength.  

 

Love and lustre shine through his brilliant eyes. 

 

The Jivanmukta has not a bit of selfish interest in him and is absolutely free from worries, difficulties, 

troubles, tribulations, sorrows, and anxieties under all circumstances.  

 

Even when pains and the rest attaching themselves to his body exhibit themselves on his face, his mind never writhes under them and their antithesis.  

 

He is not a slave of his moods; he is ever cheerful and peaceful. His higher excellences have been perfectly unfolded; all divine attributes are fully awakened in him.  

 

Every one of his weaknesses and limitations is burnt in toto. He shines in his own pristine glory, in his own essential nature of divine consciousness. 

 

 He radiates peace and joy everywhere. 

 

The true greatness of a realised Yogi is indescribable. His eyes are serene and steady, his actions perfect and holy, his speech sweet and short, inspiring and impressive. His gait is magnanimous, his touch purifying; his looks are merciful, gestures illuminating. He is omniscient; he has intuitive transcendental knowledge and clear insight into the very heart of all things and beings. You will experience a deep sense of peace and 

harmony, great elevation and inspiration, in his presence. 

 

 

SIGNS OF A JIVANMUKTA 

 

The Jivanmukta or liberated sage is absolutely free from egoism, doubt, fear, and grief. These are the four important signs that indicate that one has attained perfection. 

 

The Jivanmukta has perfect contentment, unruffled peace of mind, deep abiding joy and bliss, possession of supersensual spiritual knowledge, and ability to clear any kind of doubt of aspirants. Doubts vanish when one remains in his company. 

 

The Jivanmukta does not care even for the wants of the body. He is not afraid of death. He has no longing to live also. And he does not wish to die. 

 

Maya {Illusion} or Prakriti (Mother Nature) is his obedient and sweet nurse. She attends upon him carefully. Bodily wants come by themselves. Prakriti arranges everything for him beforehand. This is her look-out. 

 

Balanced mind, equal vision, indifference to pairs of opposites like pleasure and pain, censure and praise, heat and cold, success and failure-these are the marks of a Jivanmukta.  

 

Jivanmuktas are not frightened or astonished at any unusual occurrence in nature. They will never be disconcerted even should the sun grow cold, or the moon turn hot, or the fire begin to burn with its flame downwards, or the course of the river begin to rise upwards.  

 

The Jivanmukta is not perturbed under any condition. He is undistracted amidst distractions. 

 

THE PARADOX-CONSCIOUSNESS OF A JIVANMUKTA ...






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