Tejo Bindu Upanishad - Jeevan Mukti and Videha Mukti
Lord Kumara asked Lord Siva to explain about Jeevan Mukti and Videha Mukti. Before heading to the reply of Lord Siva, we will see what the terms are referred to.
Lord Siva replies to the query about the nature of Jeevan Mukti and Videha Mukti in the fourth chapter of Tejo bind Upanishad.
“Not mine are the worldly things, spiritual marks and symbols. Not mine are the eyes, mind, ear, nose, tongue, hands. Not mine is waking, dream, dreamless sleep. Not mine is Turya”. One who realises like this is Jeevan Mukta.
One who is devoid of name and form, who is beyond the state of Turya, who is Atman and accomplished in Atma yoga and who is devoid of bodily remembrance is Videha Mukta.
One who is enjoying the perpetual bliss of Brahman, who is enjoying the nectar of Brahman and who has the radiance of Brahman is VedehaMuktaa.
One who is devoid of the multitude of Atmans, who is devoid of the duality of Atman and Paramatman, devoid of liberation and bondage and devoid of joy and like, is the vedeha mukta.
Atman who is devoid of gross body, subtle body and casual body and who is not affected by the object seen or sound heard is videha mukta.
See the Atman with your inner eyes, make yourself satisfied and content with your own Atman, satisfy your Atman and become a videha mukta.