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Article LIII: The Goal of Life

The goal of life from a Vedantic perspective is to reach moksha. This theme is common to most if not all Hindu traditions, but it is most thoroughly discussed in Vedanta. Moksha can be translated as freedom, more specifically, freedom from bondage. This bondage includes the limits of the material world, time, and causation. Moksha is also referred to as mukthi, and the word is often considered the same as enlightenment, nirvana, realization, or salvation. Ultimate truth and ultimate knowledge are also considered the same as moksha. When one transcends the sheaths of the body and mind, one can realize the Divine within, which is ultimate Existence-Consciousness-Bliss.

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