तच्चित्तस्तद्गतप्राणा बोधयन्तः परस्परं कथयन्तश्च तन्नित्यं तुष्यन्ति च रमन्ति च
तेषां ज्ञानैकनिष्टानामात्मज्ञानविचारिणां सा जीवन्मुक्ततोदेति विदेहान्मुक्ततैव या ।
Always thinking about these truths, their entire life centered on achieving the true knowledge only, discussing the same with others who have the same interest and enlightening each other, they are always happy in such reasoning practices only; and enjoy it. For such people who are interested only in the attainment of knowledge and are always in the analysis about the Reality that transcends the perceived, the state of JeevanMukti or that which is known as the Videha Mukti (bodiless liberation) rises by itself.
रामोवाच ब्रह्मन्विदेहमुक्तस्य जीवन्मुक्तस्य लक्षणं ब्रूहि येन तथैवाहं यते शास्त्रदृशा धिया ।
Rama spoke: Brahman, tell me the characteristics of a person who has attained JeevanMukti and also of the one who has attained the Videha Mukti; so that I will strive for that only with an intellect seeped in the meaning of the scripture.
वसिष्टोवाच यथास्तिथमिदं यस्य व्यवहारवतोsपि च अस्तं गतं स्थितं व्योम जीवन्मुक्तः सोच्यते ।
He is known as a JeevanMukta, for whom this (perceived) vanishes off as it is, even when he is engaged in his regular affairs; and emptiness alone remains.
बोधैकनिष्टतां यातो जाग्रत्येव सुषुप्तवत् या आस्ते व्यवहर्तैव जीवन्मुक्तः सोच्यते ।
He is known as a JeevanMukta, who is firmly established in the true knowledge; and stays as if asleep (unaffected by the perceived) though in the walking state, doing his regular duties.
नोदेति नास्तमायाति सुखे दुःखे मुखप्रभा यथाप्राप्तस्थितेर्यस्य जीवन्मुक्तः सोच्यते ।
He is known as a JeevanMukta, for whom the luster of the face does not increase or fade in pleasure or pain and he who accepts whatever he meets with (without reacting in the mind.)
यो जागर्ति सुषुप्तिस्थो यस्य जाग्रन्न विद्यते यस्य निर्वासनो बोध: स जीवन्मुक्तोच्यते ।
He is known as a JeevanMukta, who remains asleep in the wakeful state (unaffected by the perceived); who has no wakeful state at all (of the perceived); whose awareness is free of all Vaasanaas.
रागद्वेषभयादीनामनुरूपं चरन्नपि योsन्तर्व्योमवदच्छस्थः स जीवन्मुक्तोच्यते ।
He is known as a JeevanMukta, who though conducting himself according to the emotions of attachment, hatred and fear etc (outwardly reacting for the sake of others), is extremely pure like the empty sky (unaffected by anything).
यस्य नाहंकृतो भावो यस्य बुद्धिर्न लिप्यते कुर्वतोsकुर्वतो वापि स जीवन्मुक्तोच्यते ।
He is known as a JeevanMukta, who has no sense of ego (identity with the body and its connections), whose intellect is not tainted whether he is doing anything or not doing anything. (He has no doership sense.)
यस्योन्मेषनिमेषार्धाद्विदः प्रलयसंभवौ पश्येत्त्रिलोक्याः स्वसमः स जीवन्मुक्तोच्यते ।
He is known as a JeevanMukta, who sees his essence the same as Reality where by just the closing and opening of the eyes (of Bodha/ not the physical eyes) within half a second, the dissolution and creation of the three worlds occur. (He is identified with the Reality; and perceiving the world through a mind; and so the world instantly is created for him when he opens the eyes; and if he closes the eyes, it vanishes for him; this he has realized as the truth.)
यस्मान्नोद्विजते लोको लोकान्नोद्विजते च यः हर्षामर्षभयोन्मुक्तः स जीवन्मुक्तोच्यते ।
He is known as a JeevanMukta, by whom the world does not get annoyed;who does not get annoyed by the world; and is free of the excitement of joy, intolerance to anything and fear of the unwanted.
शान्तसंसारकलनः कलावानपिनिष्कलः यः सचित्तोsपि निश्चित्तः स जीवन्मुक्तोच्यते ।
He is known as a JeevanMukta, in whom the tumult of the world has subsided; who is taintless though being tainted; who is bereft of a mind though having a mind. (He knows that the perceived is not real; he is not affected by the events of the life; his mind has lost its agitation-nature and serves as a tool only to sense the world.)
यः समस्तार्थजातेषु व्यवहार्यपि शीतलः परार्थेष्विव पूर्णात्मा स जीवन्मुक्तोच्यते ।
He is known as a JeevanMukta, who though moving among all sorts of objects is cool (and calm within, without any anxiety) as if all those things belong to others, and remains complete without any want.
जीवन्मुक्तपदं त्यक्त्वा स्वदेहे कालसात्कृते विशत्यदेहमुक्तत्वं पवनोsस्पन्दतामिव ।
When one’s body has been offered to Kaala (Death), he discards the state of JeevanMukti and enters the bodiless state of liberation, like the wind becoming still.
विदेहमुक्तो नोदेति नास्तमेति न शाम्यति न सन्नासन्न दूरस्थो न चाहं न च वेतरः ।
One who has attained the Videha Mukti does not rise (newly); does not set (as any identity); does not get subdued (by any perceived); does not exist (as an identity) or non-exist (as nothingness); he stays not far (he is the Knowledge state that is all) ; he is not the ‘I’ (ego), not anyone else either.
(He is the state of Reality itself.)
सूर्यो भूत्वा प्रतपति विष्णुः पाति जगत्त्रयं रुद्रः सर्वान्सं हरति सर्गान्सृजति पद्मजः ।
खं भूत्वा पवनस्कन्धं धत्ते सर्षिसुरासुरं कुलाचलगतो भूत्वा लोकपालपुरास्पदः ।
भूमिर्भूत्वा बिभर्तीमां लोकस्थितिमखण्डितां तृणगुल्मलता भूत्वा ददाति फलसन्ततिम् ।
बिभ्रज्जलानलाकारं ज्वलति द्रवति द्रुतं चन्द्रोsमृतं प्रसवति मृतं हालाहलं विषम् ।
तेजः प्रकटयत्याशास्तनोत्यान्ध्यं तमो भवत् शून्यं सद्व्योमतामेति गिरिः सन्रोधयत्यलम् ।
करोति जङ्गमं चित्तः स्थावरं स्थावराकृतिः भूत्वार्णवो वलयति भूस्त्रियं वलयो यथा ।
परमार्कवपुर्भूत्वा प्रकाशान्तं विसारयन् त्रिजगत्रसरेण्वोघं शान्तमेवावतिष्टते ।
यद्किन्चिदिदमाभाति भातं भानमुपैष्यति कालत्रयगतं दृश्यं तदसौ सर्वमेव च ।
As the Sun he heats up the world.
As Vishnu he protects all the three worlds.
As Rudra he destroys everyone.
He creates everything as Brahmaa.
As the sky he supports the groups of winds along with the Sages and Gods and non-Gods.
he supports the
guardians of the quarters. Kula
As the Earth he supports the entire phenomenon of world existences.
As the plants and trees he gives fruits and flowers.
Taking on the form of the blazing fire he burns and melts everything instantly.
As the moon he oozes out nectar.
As the deadly Haalaahala poison he gives death.
As light he fills up the quarters.
As darkness he brings about blindness.
As void he becomes the sky.
As the mountain he blocks everything.
He makes the mind move.
He makes the non-moving things non-moving.
As the ocean he surrounds the earth, like covering a lady with garment.
He spreads out the light by becoming the Supreme form of lustrous Sun in which hosts of dust particles of tri-worlds float; yet he remains tranquil.
Whatever shines here as something, he shines as that object.
He is all that is perceived in all the three modes of time.
He is everything that is there.(There is no mind-thing in Reality to think all these things. It just is; but is all this. When you realize the truth of all this, you stay unperturbed and as the expression of Reality; not as a super power. Brahman is not a super godhead; but just the knowledge-essence. When you realize the unreal nature of the perceived; you always stay with the knowledge of the Reality at all times and will remain undisturbed and unperturbed by anything of the perceived.)