He practiced various religious disciplines and traditions like Advaita Vedanta, Shaktism, Vaishnavism, Christianity, Islam, at different periods of his life and finally declared that..
"All paths are the maps which lead to the same goal, the Ultimate Truth".
But Ramakrishna simply laughed and remained in silence. Even the close disciples of him protested the same thing that "How a person, who did not overcome his desire for food, have obtained such a divine knowledge !" "
I am staying here with effort. It is like anchoring a boat with the rope. Once the rope is cut, the boat will move to the endless place".
Ramakrishna said, "Don't cry. You wished that I should not crave for food and it is coming true".
According to Hindu scriptures, man is identified in "3 Bodies". They are:
Gross body: It is the physical body, responsible to experience the physical world.
Subtle body: It gives main support to the Gross body by providing the "Life force". Mind, which is the source for the thoughts, desires and passion, acts through this body and sends signals to the brain which is the part of the Gross body. So that, the action is performed through the Gross body. And also, this body is responsible to experience the Astral world.
Causal body: Responsible to experience the peace in the state of Samadhi and Deep sleep.
Once the Soul completely gets detached from its "Subtle body" and "Causal body", it travels into the path of infinity towards the God and never need to come back to this world. Sometimes, it may come back, because of the "Divine purpose" on this world, to execute and work together for the "divine mission".
The day this desire get unholded, they quit the body and travel towards the infinite. Thereby no birth and death for them. This is called "Salvation" or "Moksha".
Reference: From the wisdom of Osho
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