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Jivanmukti refers to the assimilation of self-knowledge, in the Advaita Vedanta philosophy of Hinduism, and thus liberation with an inner sense of freedom while living. The state is the aim of moksha in Advaita Vedanta, Yoga and other schools of Hinduism, and it is referred to as jivanmukti (Self-realization).Jivanmukti contrasts with the concept of videhamukti; the latter means “liberation or emancipation after death, in afterlife”. Jivanmukti is derived from a combination of Sanskrit words jiva and mukti, which mean “life” and “freedom” respectively. The word means, “liberation during life, liberation before death”, or “emancipation while still alive”. Others translate it as “Self realization”, “living liberation”, “liberated soul”, or “self liberation”.

The word Jivanmukti refers to the person who has gained and assimilated self-knowledge.

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