paramukta

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit परमुक्त (para-mukti, supremely free)

Noun[edit]

paramukta (plural paramuktas)

  1. (Hinduism) jivanmukta
  2. supremely liberated being; being liberated beyond the state of a jivanmukta

Quotations[edit]

  • 1936, The cultural heritage of India‎, Sri Ramakrishna Centenary Committee, page 310
    But when the Siddha changes from jivanmukta into a paramukta, a veritable transformation supervenes, the transubstantiated body known as the pranava-tanu or []
  • 1946, Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi
    The PARAMUKTA therefore seldom returns to a physical body; if he does, he is an avatar, a divinely appointed medium of supernal blessings on the world.
  • 1972, N. Murugesa Mudaliar (translator), Kumāratēvar, Chockalinga Sivaprakasa, Path of pure consciousness, Suddha sādhakam of Sri Kumara Deva‎, Sri Kumara Devar Mutt, page 53
    That is to say the body has become the mahat tattva which is imperishable and so is non-corporeal. This is what Suddha Sadhakam states when it says that Paramukta does not leave his body behind susceptible to touch and sight.
  • 1976, Cāntaliṅka, Citampara Aṭikaḷ, Pathway to sahaja nistai: Avirodha unthiyar of Sri Santhalinga Swami, Perur Virasaiva Adheenam, page 76
    A further consequence, if any one had adhered to some other religion and left it it and came over to our religion, we proclaim him as a paramukta (fully liberated), but if one who was an adherent of our religion is in friendly fellowship with another religionist, we call him as a renegade, a worst sinner []
  • 1984, Yogananda, Self-realization, Self-Realization Fellowship, volumes 56-57, page 22
    In the next higher stage, one is called a paramukta or siddha—a soul who has freed himself completely from physical, astral, and causal karma. [] If a paramukta returns to a physical body, he is an avatara or avatar.