It is the state of total liberation, from the shackles
of karma, as well as from the cycle of births and deaths. It is the state
of ï¿½Nirvana' or deliverance. It is the state of perfection, omniscience
and pure knowledge, known as ï¿½Siddhahood'. It is difficult to describe it
even by analogy as there is nothing in this universe which is similar to
To use the words of the great philosopher
Dr.S.Radhakrishana : "The state of perfection is passively described as
freedom from action and desire, a state of utter and absolute quiescence,
a rest that knows no change or ending, a passionless and ineffable peace.
The energy of past karma is extinguished and the spirit, though still
existent, has no chance of re-embodiment."
This state is said to be the state of complete,
absolute and unconditioned Bliss- a real state of Sat-Cit-Ananda.
When the soul reaches this stage it becomes Isvara
(God), who was always potentially present within you. According to Jaina
philosophy, ï¿½Pariksna sakala karmah Isvarah' meaning ï¿½God is he whose all
karmas have been annihilated'. Thus each one of us can attain God-hood if
we are able to shed our karmas. Jainism says that God-hood is not be
searched in distant heavens. It is within your own self. In one of the
Upanisadas it is said, ï¿½Tad dure, tad antike', means ï¿½It appears to be
far, but it is the nearest'.