Mukthi: Liberation and Heavenly Bliss Across the Yugas in Raja Yoga Meditation
In the profound teachings of Raja Yoga meditation, the concept of Mukthi transcends time and manifests in two distinct meanings across different yugas. In the Sangama Yuga, Mukthi signifies the liberation from the relentless cycle of birth and death. Attaining this state of liberation, known as Shantidham Athma's sweet home, is possible through the practice of Manmanabhava. Manmanabhava involves recognizing our true essence as an Athma (soul) and cultivating a loving remembrance of Paramathma (Supreme Soul). This process acts as a purifying fire, absolving the accumulated sins from Dwabara Yuga and Kali Yuga, enabling us to break free from the shackles of birth and death, at least for this Kalpa. However, this realization and freedom extend beyond this Kalpa, as we continue our spiritual journey even in the next.
On the other hand, in the Sathya Yuga and Thretha Yuga, Mukthi takes on a different aspect. It refers to the heavenly bliss experienced on Earth within the confines of the physical body. During these ages, the human connection with divine energies is so profound that one can enjoy the essence of heaven while still being in their mortal form. This heightened spiritual awareness and harmony with the universe bring about a state of divine euphoria, elevating life to unparalleled levels of fulfillment and joy.
In both interpretations, the practice of Raja Yoga meditation plays a crucial role. Through disciplined meditation and self-realization, individuals can align their minds and hearts with the cosmic energies, transcending the limitations of time and space to attain Mukthi in its dual forms.