FIVE TYPES OF MUKTI (LIBERATION) AND CHOICE OF DEVOTEES!
There are five kinds of liberation, namely
(i) to become one with the Lord,
(ii) to live with the Supreme Lord on the same planet,
(iii) to have the same features as the Lord,
(iv) to enjoy the same opulences as the Lord and
(v) to live as a companion of the Lord.
WHAT IS THE CHOICE OF DEVOTEES?
A devotee has no prayers to Krishna because he has surrendered to Krishna and He knows that Krishna knows what to give him and Krishna will give only the best to him.
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In Nectar of Devotion, Rupa Gosvami says:
“A devotee, what to speak of rejecting material sense gratification, does not even want any of the five kinds of liberation. He is satisfied simply by discharging loving service to the Lord. That is the characteristic of pure devotion.”
In Srimad-Bhagavatam, Third Canto, Twenty-ninth Chapter, verses 12 and 13, Srila Kapiladeva, while instructing His mother, has given the following characteristics of pure devotional service:
“My dear mother, those who are My pure devotees, and who have no desire for material benefit or philosophical speculation, have their minds so much engaged in My service that they are never interested in asking Me for anything–except to be engaged in that service. They do not even beg to live in My abode with Me.”
This is the greatness of the devotees of Krishna as they do not pray even for FIVE TYPES OF MUKTI (LIBERATION).
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