When man has actually become what he is now
potentially, he will no longer be man but a released soul (siddha).
The qualities he will then actually have are infinite, but eight are
mentioned, namely, those which become actual when the eight kinds of
energies classified in the previous pages have been removed from the man.
that is to say, he will be omniscient, he will have unlimited
undifferentiated knowledge, will be blissful, will have permanent right
conduct, everlasting life, no material body, equality of status, and he
will have infinite capacities of activity.
This state (called nirvana, nirvrti, mukti, or
moksa) has a beginning, but it has no ending.
There is and always has been an infinity of souls that
have attained this state. This state is the soul in its pure natural
condition, and all those who are in that condition have become so by
development from an unclean or impure state. To attain this state should
be life's object, and the human outfit affords the greatest opportunity
for progress towards this state. For us at present it must be a matter of
belief or faith only. And in this connection we may mention four
difficulties, namely, it is difficult to get the human life; having got
the human life it is difficult to come across true spiritual teaching;
having come across true spiritual teaching it is difficult to believe it;
and believing it, it is difficult to practice it.