Final Purpose of Our Life – Moksha/Nirvana?

Moksha is the liberation of the living being (soul) after complete exhaustion or elimination of all karmas. A liberated soul regains totally its original attributes of perfect knowledge, vision, power, and bliss. It reaches the higher dimensions and remains there forever in its blissful and unconditional existence. It never returns again into the cycles of birth, life, and death. This state of the soul is the liberated or perfect state, and this is called “Nirvana.”

It’s our final purpose of being in this world. We can attain Moksha/Nirvana only when we are born as human. We are blessed to be born as human being!

Jain Philosophy

Goal of Life = Maximum Happiness?

Happiness has for ever been the prime aim of every human being. All activities of human are directed towards acquiring the maximum happiness in life. But, through the wrong deluded notion that objects will give happiness, human searches for it outside. The result is that in spite of all our lifelong efforts, we gets disappointment only. The real lasting happiness lies within us. Such happiness is the Inner Self. The very nature of Soul is pure Joy. This is never perceived because the mind is completely externalized. As long as the mind is restlessly wandering about amidst objects, ever fluctuating, excited, agitated and uncontrolled, this true joy cannot be realized and enjoyed. To control the restless mind and perfectly still all thoughts and cravings is the greatest problem of human. If we have subjugated the mind, we are the Emperor of emperors.

First and Last

The first thought that arose in our mind was ‘I’. I’ is the root of all thoughts. The last thought that will arise in the mind before it is absorbed in the Cosmic is produced by our feeling that we are Infinity.

Great Qualities of Humanity

Knowledge, desireless, power of control, purificatory action, truth, forgiveness, endurance, creation, the Knowledge of the Self, and being the substratum of all activities are the ten unchangeable qualities always live in the Great Source of all Good.

Way to Live

Karma and birth continue one after another. Here questions arise. Is there no end to this cycle? How can the soul get liberation? As per Saiva philosophy, we should develop positive qualities and attitudes in life. Our action or Karma should be in the way of Supreme whose inherent nature is wisdom and attribute is love. In every birth, we gain experience through karma, and knowledge through experience. In this process the grip of Ego(“I”), which is the source ignorance, get loosened and ultimately we become liberated from it. Also we develop the mind to take pain and pleasure, the fruits of evil and good karmas, alike. Supreme Grace then descends on us. Then our actions will not be motivated by our senses which are prompted by Ego. They become His actions and karma will not follow us to come to experience.

– Saiva Philosophy