By Swami Harshananda
Mukti literally means Liberation.
Mukti is liberation from all the sorrows and sufferings. The liberated soul will get full freedom to move about in the whole creation and also in īśvara who is all-pervading. However, the liberated soul has to come back at the end of a parāntakāla, the life duration of Brahmā. Īśvaropāsana can be got through yoga, vidyā can be attained through practice of dharma and company of the spiritually evolved souls.
- Īśvaropāsana means worship of God.
- Vidyā means knowledge.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore