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- n. A person who, in the Advaita philosophy of Hinduism, has attained nirvikalpa samadhi — the realization of the Self, Parasiva — and is liberated from rebirth while living in a human body.
- n. A liberated being (not necessarily paramukta).
The Buddhist equivalent of a jivanmukta is a bodhisattva.
There is an opening here for a potential development of a Christian jivanmukta, and St. Paul says several things about himself that would indicate he had at least tasted this state, as had other Christian saints.
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