In the reading we didn't use at morning practice, there was a phrase about Moksha and the unborn.
Consider, in the mythology:
This, after finding reference on Quora:
To understand the Moksha, one should first understand the concept of Samsara and life cycle of soul. Samsara means cycle of repetitive birth-rebirth. Jiva* gets birth according to his past Karma, then lives, experience fruits of Karma, does new Karma, dies and again born according to previous Karma. Which is subjected to birth-rebirth in different Spicies [sic] and lokas also. These is considered the bondage of Karma and hence suffering in Samsara.
Moksha/Mukti means permanent liberation from this bondage and Samsara. It's said who attains Moksha never has to return in Samsara. So, unlike Samsara which is subjected to continuous changes, Moksha is considered eternal, free from suffering and bondage. There are various paths (namely Karma, Bhakti, Jnana, Sharanagati) for attaining Moksha, and as per Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2.
2.20 It is not born, nor does It ever die; after having been, It again ceases not to be; unborn, eternal, changeless and ancient, It is not killed when the body is killed.
2.21 Whosoever knows It to be indestructible, eternal, unborn and inexhaustible, how can that man slay, O Arjuna, or cause to be slain?
2.22 Just as a man casts off worn-out clothes and puts on new ones, so also the embodied Self casts off worn-out bodies and enters others which are new.
* In Hinduism the jiva is a living being, or any entity imbued with a life force. The word itself originates from the Sanskrit verb-root jīv which translate to "to breathe or to live". The jiva, as a metaphysical entity, has been described in various scriptures, such as the Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads and the Vachanamrut. WikipediaAfter practice, over tea and toast, the realization that one might make the case that the Christian metaphor also points to the unborn and undying nature of moksha.
Consider, in the mythology:
- Jesus has no earthly father, is conceived miraculously, and fantastically enters the world.
- At the end of his historical narrative, he suffers, dies, is resurrected, and ascends to the realm of heaven from whence he originated.
- Hence, birth and death are unaccountably transcended and transcendent. He, in the tradition of moksha, is unborn and undies.
- (Note: for contemporary viewers of the zombie genre, he undies, he is not the undead. If there is no birth and no death, one cannot become unborn or undead. One cannot become the opposite of what is not.)
Thus the consideration:
- Is resurrection the restoration of life to its original clarity and wholeness?
- Is salvation the realization we are safe, unimpeded by fear, but rather, whole and entire?
- Is the Christ, the Messiah, the manifestation of the One without a second -- a nondual moving through what is present and perennial, the energy of compassion and equanimity suffusing the field of Shunyata (emptiness) with Source Love without opposite or other?
- each person, place, or thing is eminently itself;
- the particular character of each and every entity has no opposite, no antagonistic antonym which serves as denier, obviation, or negation;
- rather, the integrity of each and all is not antagonistic nor antithetical to the each nor the all.
We do not get it -- (the definition of sin). We do not get what we are. We do not get who we are. Rather we cultivate oppositional malaise. This exhibits as belief in separation. This missing the point, this willful inattention -- distracts us from the reality-at-hand.
Ever-emerging. Ever-present. Ever-whole.