Videhamukta

Definition - What does Videhamukta mean?

Videhamukta is a term that is used for a person, who in death has found liberation, and realizes the non duality of their own atman or individual soul with brahman, the universal consciousness. It is a concept that is particularly found in Hinduism and Jainism, where it relates to ending the cycle of rebirth. It is also important in vedanta and yogic philosophy.

Videhamukta is sometimes contrasted with the term jivanmukta, which refers to one, who has achieved liberation while alive, whereas videha mukti comes from the Sanskrit meaning "liberation after death” or literally “liberation from the body.”

Yogapedia explains Videhamukta

In the Meher Baba tradition, three to four days after exceptional souls die, they become videhamukta, and thus experience infinite knowledge, power and bliss. There are no stages associated with this process, they simply become videhamukta, pure and without a physical body.

This leads to an eternal experience of infinite bliss. The soul is dissociated from the gross body and its senses, and is aligned completely with their pure nature, as pure consciousness, without any thoughts of self.

Videhamukta are described as having an external atman that is invisible and without limit. They are associated with absolute freedom from the bondage of their empirical existence, unbound by time or space.

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