Does salvation mean the absence of rebirth?

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Does salvation mean the absence of rebirth?

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Does salvation mean the absence of rebirth?

[Ms. Thrylokya asked: Often people say that salvation means not to have rebirth and they do not speak about the worldly fascinations while the soul is alive in this world. What is Your opinion in this point Swami?]

Swami replied: These people think that any human being faces God in the upper worlds only when the human body dies and the soul reaches the upper energetic world in an energetic body. They think that God cannot be seen on the earth, and hence the statues and photos of upper energetic incarnations are only worshipped on the earth. Since there is no need to leave the worldly fascinations on this earth, they do not speak about leaving the worldly fascinations while the soul is alive on this earth (Jeevanmukti).

They think that when the soul leaves all these worldly bonds in death, salvation from worldly fascinations is naturally obtained (Videhamukti). All this is only a partial story of the total truth, which is also not correct on doing sharp analysis. Mukti or salvation means liberation from worldly fascinations for the sake of God. God is available on this earth as contemporary human incarnation.

Hence, with reference to human form of God, the worldly fascinations must be defeated here and now itself. Unless one attains salvation while alive here (Jeevanmukti), the salvation after death (Videhamukti) cannot be attained. Death is only the continuity of the status of the soul while alive here. After death also, the soul is not liberated from worldly fascinations and hence there cannot be salvation after death. Another important point is that the human incarnation here is neglected by the soul present in a human body due to the repulsion between common human media.

After death also, the soul enters an energetic body to go to the upper world where the energetic incarnation of God is also neglected by this soul existing in energetic body due to the same repulsion between common energetic media. By this, the result is that if the soul misses the human incarnation on earth, it also misses the energetic incarnation in the upper world due to the same reason of repulsion between common media (human/energetic). Salvation should never be taken as escaping rebirth since it is the biggest foolish idea. Even God is taking birth in human form on this earth frequently and do you think that this petty soul is greater than the omnipotent God to escape from rebirth? Even liberated souls accompany the human incarnation and take human rebirth.
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