Two types of mukti

As per śāstra there are two types of mukti. The first type is called sadya-mukti (immediately), and the second is called krama-mukti (step-by-step procedure).

In many scriptures like Śiva Purāṇa, Vedas etc. it is written that those who leave body in Vārāṇasī they can attain mukti (liberation), but there is a question that what type of mukti?  We know that it is written in śāstrakasi maranat mukti”, and it is surely not wrong, but what type of muki is meant here in this case,  that is the main question. Actually the word “mukti“ is only applicable for those who are doing bhajan of Śrī Kṛṣṇa Bhagavan succesfully (or any Viṣṇu tattva). ”Mukti dātā  viṣṇu eva na saṁśayaḥ ”. Without Viṣṇu none can give mukti. Now if we find in śāstra that “kasi maranat mukti”, then what does it mean? Because we know Kasi-Vārāṇasī is the place of Shankar Bahagavan. At the time of Śrīman Mahāprabhu´s Vārāṇasī visit He went to Kashi Vishwanath Mandir  to worship and embrace Śivji (Śiva) But that Śivji is surely not guṇa māyā Shyambu (who is within the limit sattva-rajas –tama-guṇa), rather he is Sadāśiva (Viṣṇu tattva). Similarly if we go to Prauḍha mātāla,  there material people they can worship her as Maha-māyā, but for those Vaiṣṇavas- they can have the darśana of Yoga-māyā. 


kuladevi yogamāyā more kṛpā kori 
avarna sambaribe kabe viśvodari

(Gauḍīya kirtana by B.V. Ṭhākura)

O Yogamāyā, O worshipable goddess of Vaiṣṇavas, O mother of the Univers, when will you bestow your mercy and lift your veil (Mahamāyā).

So if it is at all written in śāstraKashya Maranam Muktihih” then surely it is not wrong, but what is the secrecy behind this? If somebody going to leave body in Vārāṇasī then it is the duty of Shankar Bhagavan to speak mahā-mantra in his ear to help that jivattma to attain a very favorable situation to do kṛṣṇa-bhajan, and then later onward the jivattma can attain the final goal in gradual course. So mukti which is meant here is gradual mukti, not directly. We also find in many other places that if someone leaves his body in Gaya or Sukartal kṣetra they can get sadya-mukti according to their intensity of bhajan by the influence of Viṣṇu-kṣetra. Real liberation means to be established in on´s eternal svarūp as Hari das (Kṛṣṇa das)—

muktir hitvānyathā rūpaṁ svarūpeṇa vyavasthitiḥ ”           (SB 2.10.6)

Liberation means to attain the eternal svarūp of the jiva. Be aware of those sahajiyā!

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