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Jivan mukta and his actions
« on: March 20, 2013, 11:13:56 PM »
This is a somewhat speculative question. Let's say a person, call him X, is a jivan mukta and this is his last birth. Does that necessarily mean he would act in a certain way - being a sanyasin or renouncing the world, desires etc. Or could such a person also behave like an ordinary worldly person entangled in material concerns, having desires, lust etc.?

My question is: can the two coexist - a person who is practically indistinguishable from a worldly person yet a jivan mukta? The reason I am asking is I read something like this in Aurobindo's talks where he told some disciples that an enlightened or soon-to-be-liberated soul may be subject to error just like any worldly soul, yet his liberation is sure because unlike the worldly person he has wisdom. Others, in contrast to Aurobindo, argue that if that is the case then why would such a wise soul behave like a worldly person with desires, lust etc.?