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krama-mukti  Term Image (krama-mukti) Script Image
(Language:  Sanskrit)
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Short Description: gradual, or deferred, liberation
Long Description: gradual, or deferred, liberation; a state of partial deliverance obtained after death, corresponding to the Heaven of the Judeo-Christian tradition; total liberation is deferred to the pralaya (dissolution) at the end of a kalpa (world-cycle); to be distinguished from jîvan-mukti, the state of total and immediate liberation attained during this lifetime, and videha-mukti, the state of total liberation attained at the moment of death.
Source(s): The Essential Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, edited by Dr. Rama P. Coomaraswamy
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms