Liberation

08/20/2011 Comments Off on Liberation

Definition
1. set somebody free physically: to release a person, group, population, or country from political or military control or from severe physical constraint
>2. release somebody from social constraints: to set somebody free from traditional socially imposed constraints such as those arising from stereotyping by gender or age

“It’s as if we think liberation a fixed quantity, that there is only so much to go around. That an individual or community is liberated at the expense of another: When we view liberation as a scarce resource, something only a precious few of us can have, we stifle our potential, our creativity, our genius for living, learning and growing.” – Andrea Canaan

[1] “A human being is a part of the whole,
called by us “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He
experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated
from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This
delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal
desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must
be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of
compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in
its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving
for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a
foundation for inner security.”

[2] “The true value of a human being is
determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has
attained liberation from the self.” Albert Einstein

“All actions, past, present and future, become extinct in the case of a liberated one, because his sense of being the doer is gone; it was lost along with the ego, who alone was the doer.” – Ramana Maharshi

Jeevat Samjhe Jeevat Bujhe, Jeevat He Karo Aas
Jeevat Karam Ki Fansi Na Kaati, Mue Mukti Ki Aas

“Alive one sees, alive one knows
Thus crave for salvation when full of life
Alive you did not cut the noose of binding actions
Hoping liberation with death !” – Sant Kabir

“When a person understands what sort of existence a human being is, and what exactly the “self” is, that person has been liberated forever.”Masahisa Goi

“As is your devotion, so is your liberation. Good work brings good wages, a little work brings only a little wage.” Swami Nityananda guru of Baba Muktananda

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