What Methods are recommended in Hinduism to attain Moksha?
Since humans differ in intellectual abilities, temperaments and inclinations, there cannot be a single path recommended for everyone. Hinduism recommends four path to obtain Moksha:
Karma Yoga (Path of Action) : Performing and accepting one’s daily duties selflessly and entirely dedicated to God.
Dhayana Yoga (Path of Meditation) : By achieving one-pointedness and concentrated attention through meditation, a purified soul is in communion with its origin, the Supreme Soul.
Jnana Yoga (Path of Spiritual Insight) : Discovering the trueself through spiritual enlightenment and realizing the identity of the individual soul with the Supreme Soul.
Bhakti Yoga (Path of Devotion) : Bhakti is the intense love of God, and totally surrendering one’s self to Him. It is expressed through prayers, ritual worship, chanting God’s name and singing His glory.
To achieve Moksha, one can follow any one of the four paths or any combination of them. In practice, once a person follows one path, he or she becomes automatically interested in the other three.
This Q/A was taken from the book Hinduism: Myth and Reality written by Ajit Adhopia and published by Inderlekh Publication.