1. HIMADRI SARMA - Research Scholar, Gauhati University.
Liberation or mokṣa is a state when the individual is freed from avidyā. In ancient time when the people realized that the world is full of misery, pain, sufferings, sorrow etc, only these pains are permanent and happiness is temporary then they started to think that is there any means which can remove our pain and sufferings etc...? ..is there any supreme goal in human life? To answer these questions many philosophies were originated. They found liberation as the supreme goal of life. Every Indian philosophy accepts liberation as the supreme goal of life except Cārvaka philosophy. Rāmānuja’s Viśiṣṭādvaita philosophy also accepts liberation as the summum bonum of life. So in this paper an attempt has been made to discuss liberation in the light Rāmānuja’s Viśiṣṭādvaitavāda philosophy.
Liberation, philosophy, self, God.