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Moksha now or later?

I have very limited knowledge. Once I asked a wise man what is the use of moksha if it is only to avoid births but stay put neither happy nor sad and having no need to do anything, practically for what? After a few thousands of years does not one get bored of this state of existence or practical non-existence?
He smiled and said that it is actually a state of adbuta ananda and also freedom to be what one wants without getting the karma phala, and actually so free that you do not have any want!
Then I said , then what? Without the pain to compare what is pleasure? The pleasure without let can by itself become as unbearable as pain?
Moksha once obtained, the soul is called Mukta ... actually it only means you are free from the operation of three gunas and your balance karma becomes zero. The only activity is constant awareness of the supreme force running the universe, powering the same both physically and mentally and further driving the buddhi too take actions governed by the mathematics…

the 3/4 law

Thanks again to Leon Kreitzman for four fascinating articles about biological clocks in everything from peonies to people. My sabbatical is rapidly drawing to a close — but it isn’t over yet! My guest for the next three weeks is Steven Strogatz, a professor of applied mathematics at Cornell University and the author of “The Calculus of Friendship: What a Teacher and a Student Learned about Life While Corresponding about Math,” to be published in August.
Please welcome him.
— Olivia
By Steven Strogatz As one of Olivia Judson’s biggest fans, I feel honored and a bit giddy to be filling in for her. But maybe I should confess up front that, unlike Olivia and the previous guest writers, I’m not a biologist, evolutionary or otherwise. In fact, I’m (gasp!) a mathematician.One of the pleasures of looking at the world through mathematical eyes is that you can see certain patterns that would otherwise be hidden. This week’s column is about one such pattern. It’s a beautiful law of collective organi…