What is the difference between Moksha and Nirvana?

Answer by Niraj Bidawatka

Both are one and the same. There is no difference between Moksha and Nirvana.

Both are useless and ought to be derided and rejected.

Love for Krishna, as exhibited by the gopis of Vrindavana is the most exalted. This is the opinion of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

Love for Krishna, as exhibited by the gopis of Vrindavana is the most exalted. This is the opinion of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

One should strive to attain love of God. When one attains love of God, one automatically attains moksha or nirvana. But if you attain moksha or nirvana, you do not attain love of God. Therefore both, moksha or nirvana are useless.

In moksha or nirvana, there is no distress (duhkha), but there is no bliss either.

Therefore moksha needs to be rejected and prema (love of god) needs to be embraced.

One attains love of God by chanting the Hare Krishna maha-mantra.

 

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