paramukta (plural paramuktas)
- (Hinduism) jivanmukta
- supremely liberated being; being liberated beyond the state of a jivanmukta
- 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.