jivanmukta

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From Sanskrit जीवन्मुक्ति (jīvan-mukti, emancipation while still alive)

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jivanmukta (plural jivanmuktas)

  1. (Hinduism) A person who, in the Advaita philosophy of Hinduism, has attained nirvikalpa samadhi — the realization of the Self, Parasiva — and is liberated from rebirth while living in a human body.
  2. A liberated being (not necessarily paramukta).