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Jivanmukta

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jivanmukta; (freed while living); Jivanmukta (Sanskrit) Jīvanmukta [from jīva living being + mukta freed.

A freed jiva, a human being who has attained freedom as an individualized monad from the material spheres, “who lives in the highest portions of his constitution in full consciousness and power even during earth-life”. Often signifies the loftiest class of initiates, adepts, or mahatmas, whether imbodied or disimbodied; also one who has reached nirvana during life.